Feel It Boy

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"Feel It Boy"
Feelitboy cover3.jpg
Single by Beenie Man featuring Janet Jackson
from the album Tropical Storm
B-side"Bossman"
Released15 July 2002 (2002-07-15)
Length3:27
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)The Neptunes
Beenie Man singles chronology
"Fresh from Yard"
(2002)
"Feel It Boy"
(2002)
"Bossman"
(2003)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)"
(2001)
"Feel It Boy"
(2002)
"Come On Get Up"
(2002)

"Feel It Boy" is a song by Jamaican dancehall musician Beenie Man featuring American singer Janet Jackson from Beenie Man's 15th studio album, Tropical Storm (2002). The song was written by Beenie Man, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Clancy Eccles and was produced by the Neptunes. Virgin Records released the song on 15 July 2002 as the lead single from the album. "Feel It Boy" peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart and became a top-40 hit in eight other countries, including the United States, where it peaked at number 28.

Song information[edit]

The song was written by Beenie Man and produced by award-winning duo the Neptunes. It was released as a single on 15 July 2002 peaking inside the top 20 and 30 of several countries. It spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 28. It also peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Jackson's 17th top ten single and last one to date.[1] Jackson set the record for having the most top ten singles for a solo artist without reaching number one. The song appeared in the Japan-only radio promo sampler We Love Janet in 2006. It was also used as a DJ interlude on Jacksons 2015–2016 Unbreakable World Tour and her 2017 State of the World Tour.

In 2004, Jackson expressed her regret for the duet, saying "If I had known that (he was associated with homophobia), I would not have worked with him. It's shocking to me. We're on the same label, so I should have known. But at the same time, I wish someone from the company would have told me, knowing how... I feel about the gay community."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dave Meyers. Set on an island beach, it depicts different characters in their daily life with Jackson and Beenie Man on the beach enjoying the surroundings and different activities around them. Towards the end, Beenie Man pulls in a fourwheeler near Janet and begins to eye her with binoculars. The video ends with a party that was mentioned in the song. The video was filmed on Westward Beach in Malibu, California.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States 15 July 2002 (2002-07-15) Virgin [31]
Australia 9 September 2002 (2002-09-09) CD [32]
United Kingdom 16 September 2002 (2002-09-16)
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
[33]

References[edit]

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  32. ^ "The ARIA Report: New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 9th September 2002" (PDF). ARIA. 9 September 2002. p. 27. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
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