Get Low (Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz song)

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"Get Low"
Single by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins
from the album Kings of Crunk
Released February 19, 2003 (2003-02-19)
Recorded 2002 (2002)
Genre
Length 5:34 (album version)
Label TVT
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Lil Jon
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz singles chronology
"Get Low"
(2003)
"Damn!"
(2003)
Ying Yang Twins singles chronology
"Naggin'"
(2003)
"Get Low"
(2003)
"Salt Shaker"
(2004)

"Get Low" is a song by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, featuring Ying Yang Twins, released in 2003. It is featured on the 2002 album Kings of Crunk. The song reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 20 on the US Hot Digital Songs. It was number five on the top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs of 2003. It is also known as a breakthrough single for the crunk genre, as the song's success helped it become mainstream.[1]

History[edit]

Three different radio edits of "Get Low" have been released. One had amended lyrics (i.e. "take that thang to the floor, you skank, you skank"), while the other two bleeped out certain profanities. Of the two bleep censored versions, one version left the word "goddamn" intact while the other censored the word.

The song is referenced by Vampire Weekend in their song "Oxford Comma" from their 2008 self-titled album, proclaiming "First the window, then it's to the wall/ Lil' Jon, he always tells the truth." Chris Rock also referenced the song in a sketch about rap music in his special Never Scared, stating that he still loved rap music but was "tired of defending it" in reference to the song's explicit and misogynistic lyrics, saying "We all should be ashamed of ourselves for liking this fucking song!"

The Ying Yang Twins used their lines from the song later in their song "Hanh!" from the album Me & My Brother, and in the remix of Pitbull's song "Bojangles".

A version of the song, edited due to its subject matter and use of profanity, was featured on the Need For Speed Underground soundtrack. The same edited version was featured 9 years later on the Kinect game Dance Central 3.

This song was also featured in the movies White Chicks, Coach Carter, The Proposal, and The Hangover.

Remixes[edit]

Two official remixes were released in the EP Part II by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003–04)[2][3] Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 23
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 21
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 44
US Billboard Hot 100 2
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1

End-of-decade charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Rank
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 70

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