Shake Your Pom Pom
|"Shake Your Pom Pom"|
|Single by Missy Elliott|
|from the album Step Up 2 the Streets (soundtrack)|
|Released||March 4, 2008|
|Missy Elliott singles chronology|
"Shake Your Pom Pom" is a 2008 single by Missy Elliott. It was included on the Step Up 2 the Streets soundtrack. It has also been discussed as a track for Elliott's long-awaited seventh album. The song was released in Germany and the U.S.
A music video was produced that includes both "Shake Your Pom Pom" and "Ching-a-Ling", another Missy Elliott single. The video premiered on MTV's TRL and BET's 106 & Park on February 4, 2008. It was directed by Dave Meyers. It is the first ever 3D music video and guest-stars the Japanese hip hop dance group U-Min, known especially for their slow motion dancing and popping.
The "Ching-a-Ling" portion of the music video is set primarily with a white backdrop featuring Elliott and various background dancers, including U-Min. Other shots are interspersed throughout the video which relate to the lyrics, such as Elliott swinging on a rope swing in an autumn setting, and playing a Dance Dance Revolution-style game which uses the letters of Ching-A-Ling instead of arrows.
The "Shake Your Pom Pom" portion of the music video is set in a house party, with Elliott and others dancing before ending with Elliott and others blowing noisemakers at the camera.
"Shake Ya Pom Pom" has only been performed live once and that was during the second season of America's Best Dance Crew during Week 7: Missy Elliott Challenge episode, in which the remaining four dance crews paid tribute to Elliott's videos by dancing to her songs while incorporating the innovative choreography as seen in her videos.
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||113|
|US Billboard Hot 100||95|
|US Pop 100 (Billboard)||71|
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