Dat Sexy Body
|"Dat Sexy Body"|
|Single by Sasha (featuring Ivy Queen)|
|Format||Airplay, promo single|
|Writer(s)||Karen Chin, Anthony Kelly|
|Producer(s)||Tony "CD" Kelly|
"Dat Sexy Body" is a song recorded by Jamaican deejay Sasha featuring Ivy Queen. It was released in 1998, however didn't gain chart success until five years after being released. The song was composed by Sasha, Queen, Ernesto Roberts and Anthony Kelly who also handled production of the song under his stage name Tony "CD" Kelly. The song itself is recorded over a variation of the bookshelf riddim. A music video for the song was also filmed. A remix with Fatman Scoop was also recorded and released in 2004. In 2016, The song was sampled in Zara Larsson's song "I Would Like".
Sasha, a deejay, had released a single entitled "Kill The Bitch" while she was in her teens which was commercially unsuccessful. Her debut studio album, Come Again was also a flop. "Dat Sexy Body", Sasha's first commercially successful single, features the reggaetón singer-songwriter Ivy Queen. As Ivy Queen's fan base continued to grow, she attracted Sasha who invited her to record the song. According to Murray Elias of VP Records: "Ivy Queen is kind of rough and Sasha has a more feminine, playful approach, so those two styles blend well, this could be a breakthrough record for Ivy Queen, where you see the Jamaican market embracing the reggaetón vibe."
"Dat Sexy Body" was composed by Karen Chin, Martha Pesante, Ernesto Roberts and Anthony Kelly. Production was handled by Kelly, under his stage name Tony "CD" Kelly. Additional production was provided by Murray "M Diddy" Elias while Philip Smart served as recording engineer as well as Dave Hyman. A hip-hop remix with Fatman Scoop was later recorded and released in 2004 as "Coca Cola Shape" while a reggaetón remix with Ivy Queen was also included.
The song did moderately well in France peaking at #31 on its SNEP Singles chart. On the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, "Dat Sexy Body" debuted for the week of August 30, 2003. It peaked at #78 on the chart for the week of September 13, 2003. The song ended its reign on the chart for the issue week of November 1, 2003 after spending eight consecutive weeks on the chart. This is Ivy Queen's first and only single to appear on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, however she has had songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and Rhythmic Top 40.
|France (SNEP Singles)||31|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||78|
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