Lapdance (song)

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Lapdance NERD.jpg
Single by N*E*R*D featuring Vita and Lee Harvey
from the album In Search Of...
ReleasedMay 21, 2001
FormatCD single
Producer(s)The Neptunes
N*E*R*D singles chronology
"Rock Star"

"Lapdance" is a song by American funk rock band N*E*R*D from their debut studio album, In Search Of.... The song features rappers Vita and Lee Harvey, and was produced by The Neptunes.

It was ranked number 93 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop".

A remix of "Lapdance" by Trent Reznor appeared on the compilation album, Spin This. Although it is censored, an uncensored version of the remix is available on a rare promo single disc. A remix of "Lapdance" by Paul Oakenfold appeared on the soundtrack album, Swordfish.


Chart (2001–02) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 56
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 47
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 20
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 85
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 29

Usage in other media[edit]

  • The song has been featured in a number of films and trailers. In 2001, the song was included in the soundtrack of Kiss of the Dragon, starring Jet Li, Bridget Fonda and Tchéky Karyo.
  • A brief snippet of the song was used in the Scrubs episode, "My Fifteen Minutes", when several ads meant to appeal to African-Americans to check their health at Sacred Heart Hospital were taken down due to Turk's opposition to them.
  • "Lapdance" was featured in the 2002 video game, BMX XXX.
  • In 2003, the song was featured in the pilot for The WB teen drama, One Tree Hill.
  • "Lapdance" was featured in the 2003 video game, True Crime: Streets of LA.
  • Remixed version of "Lapdance" was featured in the 2003 superhero film, Daredevil.
  • In the 2009 video game, DJ Hero, "Lapdance" is mixed with two songs: "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier and "Rockit" by Herbie Hancock. The latter was mixed by Grandmaster Flash.
  • The instrumental for the song was featured in the 2011 episode of Black Mirror, "Fifteen Million Merits", in an advertisement for the fictional pornographic show, Wraith Babes.
  • In 2013, "Lapdance" was used in the trailer for the film, Identity Thief, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.
  • In 2014, the song was used in the trailer for the film, Penguins of Madagascar
  • In 2014, the song was used in the film Step Up: All In starring Ryan Guzman and Briana Evigan
  • In 2015, the song was used in the trailer and TV Spot for the film, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Daddy's Home as an entrance for Mark Wahlberg.


  1. ^ Hill, Stephen (July 4, 2017). "The Top 40 nu-metal songs of all time". Metal Hammer. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ " – N.E.R.D. feat. Lee Harvey and Vita – Lapdance" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  3. ^ " – N.E.R.D. feat. Lee Harvey and Vita – Lapdance". Singles Top 100.
  4. ^ "N*E*R*D: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "N.E.R.D. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "N.E.R.D. Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.