Hot-n-Fun

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"Hot-n-Fun"
Single by N.E.R.D featuring Nelly Furtado
from the album Nothing
Released May 18, 2010[1]
Format
Genre
Length 3:23
Label
Writer(s) Pharrell Williams
Producer(s) The Neptunes
N.E.R.D singles chronology
"Sooner or Later"
(2009)
"Hot-n-Fun"
(2010)
"Hypnotize U"
(2010)
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"Bajo Otra Luz"
(2010)
"Hot-n-Fun"
(2010)
"Night Is Young"
(2010)
Music video
"Hot-n-Fun" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

"Hot-n-Fun" is a song by group N.E.R.D. featuring vocals of Portuguese-Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado.[3] It was released as the first single from their fourth studio album Nothing.

Music videos[edit]

Official video[edit]

The music video for "Hot-n-Fun" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. It was released June 17, 2010 on to their official website.[4] The video features N.E.R.D. driving through the desert picking up female hitchhikers in their Kaws-painted Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible. Later they party with the hitchhikers around a bonfire. Nelly Furtado appears singing solely in separate scenes, first in the sky, second in the bonfire. N.E.R.D. paid homage to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine and the Magical Mystery Tour, calling it a psychedelic ride. The video incorporates styles from the late '60s and early '70s.[5] As of October 2015, "Hot-n-Fun" has obtained over 11 million views on N.E.R.D.'s VEVO account on YouTube.[6]

Alternative videos[edit]

In August 2010, three other alternative videos where released. The first, set to the original version of the song (featuring Furtado's vocals), the 2nd one set to the Boys Noize remix, and the third one set to the Starsmith remix (the last two without Furtado's vocals). These alternative videos do not feature Furtado's appearance and are mostly made up of tour footage and live performances.[7] They premiered on N.E.R.D.'s official website and later appeared on N.E.R.D.'s VEVO channel on YouTube to promote the "Hot-n-Fun" remix EP.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download

  1. "Hot-n-Fun" (featuring Nelly Furtado) — 3:22

The Remixes EP[8]

  1. "Hot-n-Fun" (Starsmith Club Remix) — 5:33
  2. "Hot-n-Fun" (Boys Noize Remix) — 5:55[9]
  3. "Hot-n-Fun" (Nero Remix) — 4:04
  4. "Hot-n-Fun" (Wideboys Club Remix) — 6:00
  5. "Hot-n-Fun" (Yeasayer Remix) — 3:42[10]
  6. "Hot-n-Fun" (Crookers Remix) — 5:05
  7. "Hot-n-Fun" (Hot Chip Remix) — 6:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 23
Canadian Hot 100[12] 98
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 88
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 49
UK R&B Chart 15
US Hot Dance Club Songs 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ N.E.R.D. - Hot N' Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado) Interscope.com
  2. ^ Hermes, Will (2010-05-12). "N.E.R.D. feat. Nelly Furtado "Hot N' Fun"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "N.E.R.D. And Nelly Furtado Are "Hot N Fun" In New Track | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on". Idolator.com. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b Videos. "Videos | N*E*R*D". N-e-r-d.com. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Steven (2010-06-29). "N.E.R.D. Call 'Hot-N-Fun' Video A 'Psychedelic' Ride - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ "N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun (Official Version) ft. Nelly Furtado". YouTube. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  7. ^ "N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun (BoysNoize Remix) ft. Nelly Furtado". YouTube. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  8. ^ "N*E*R*D : Releases : Hot-n-Fun feat. Nelly Furtado - The Remixes EP". Interscope.com. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  9. ^ Photos. "Media | N*E*R*D". N-e-r-d.com. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  10. ^ Author Luis Tovar. "N.E.R.D – "Hot N Fun" (Yeasayer and Boys Noize Remixes) at PMA". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Script – For The First Time" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ Canadian Hot 100
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Script – For The First Time" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Nerd Ft Nelly Furtado: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.