She Bangs

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"She Bangs"
Single by Ricky Martin
from the album Sound Loaded
Released October 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)
Recorded 2000; Sony Music Studios (New York City); The Hit Factory Criteria, the Gentleman's Club (Miami); WallyWorld Studios, Capitol Studios (Hollywood); Aireborne Studios (Indianapolis; Quad Recordings (Nashville)
Genre Pop
Length 4:42 (album version)
4:06 (radio edit)
Label Columbia
  • Walter Afanasieff
  • Robi Draco Rosa
  • Desmond Child
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"Private Emotion"
"She Bangs"
"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"

"She Bangs" is a song performed by Ricky Martin, from his 2000 album Sound Loaded. An up-tempo, salsa-influenced song with double entendres about the singer's infatuation with a woman, Martin's recording earned him continued crossover success around the world.

The song was co-written by Desmond Child, who co-wrote Martin's number one hit "Livin' la Vida Loca" as well as several hits for Bon Jovi and other rock artists in the 1980s and '90s. Another co-writer was Martin's former Menudo bandmate Draco Rosa. The song was produced by Rosa and co-writer Walter Afanasieff; Afanasieff had won the previous year's Grammy Award for Song of the Year for producing Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".

Sound Loaded was the follow-up to Martin's 1999 crossover breakthrough album Ricky Martin and "She Bangs" was released to radio in advance of the album as its first single. By 2000, the main Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Latin Songs charts had splintered into a myriad of sub-charts and the song became a hit on several of these, debuting on the Hot 100 and other charts beginning the week of October 7, 2000, and reaching its various chart peaks throughout November, December and January.

Music videos[edit]

The music video was shot in mid-August, directed by Wayne Isham was the subject of a season 3 episode of the MTV series Making the Video, a behind-the-scenes documentary style show that features the on-set filming and in-studio editing of popular artists' clips. It aired in September 2000 and became an MTV hit, receiving heavy rotation on the channel. Dancer, Channing Tatum is also featured. A Spanish version of the music video was also released.

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while a Spanish-language version reached number one on the Hot Latin Songs for one week. The song hit number one on the Tropical Songs chart for five weeks. The song also hit number two on the Latin Pop Songs chart, and number eight on the Hot 100 Airplay and Pop Songs charts. "She Bangs" went to number twenty-four on the Adult Pop Songs and number thirty on the Rhythmic Top 40. In December, remixes debuted on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart, ultimately peaking at number twenty-seven in January 2001. Although released long before the digital era, it has sold 152,000 digital copies in the US.[1] The song also peaked at number two in Canada.

In the United Kingdom, "She Bangs" became Martin's second most popular song, peaking at number three. In Australia, the song debuted at number three and remained in the top ten for six more weeks. The song also hit the top five in Spain, New Zealand, Finland and Norway, going to the number one spot in Sweden and Italy. The single was certified Gold in Sweden and Silver in the UK.


"She Bangs" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 43rd Grammy Awards. The Spanish-language version of the video won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2001 and Lo Nuestro Award for a Video of the Year.[2] "She Bangs" also won an International Dance Music Award for the Best Latin 12-inch Single, funround 5

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Songwriting – Desmond Child, Walter Afanasieff, Robi Draco Rosa, Glenn Monroig, Julia Sierra, Daniel López
  • Production – Walter Afanasieff, Robi Draco Rosa
  • Recording engineers – Dave Gleeson, Dave Reitzas, Gregg Bieck, Jules Gondar, Mike Couzi
  • Engineering – Aaron Shannon, Andy Manganno, Conrad Golding, Graig Lozowick, Fabian Marascillo, Germán Ortiz, Jimmy Hoysen, John Hendrickson, Juan Turek, Larry Brooks, Nathan Malki
  • Vocal production – Desmond Child
  • Mixed By – Tony Maserati
  • Acoustic Guitar – Michael Landau, René Toledo Alto
  • Saxophone – Michael Migliore
  • Horns arrangement – Scott Healy
  • Background Vocals – Chris Willis, Gustavo Lauriano, Illyak Negroni, Larry Loftin, Maurice Lauchner, Michael Contratto, Robbie Nevil, Ron Grant, Will Lee
  • Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
  • Bass – Ramses Colón
  • Macintosh & Digital Programming –Gregg Bieck
  • Production Coordinators – Brian Coleman, Carlo Tallarico, Chris Apostle, Dean Lawrence, Jolie Levine-Aller
  • Electric Guitar – Michael Landau, Rusty Anderson
  • Drum & Rhythm Programming – Walter Afanasieff
  • Percussion – Daniel López
  • Piano – Paquito Hechevarria
  • Additional Programming – Robert Conley
  • Saxophone – Ed Calle
  • Acoustic Solo – René Toledo
  • Electric Guitar Solo – Michael Landau
  • Tenor Saxophone – Jerry Vevino, Lenny Pickett
  • Trombone – Dana Teboe, Keith O'Quinn, Richard Rosenberg, Wayne Andre
  • Bass – Herb Besson
  • Trumpet – Danny Cahn, Earl Gardner, Glen Drewes, José Sibajas, Mark Pender

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Sound Loaded, Columbia Records.[3]



Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[32] Platinum 70,000^
Sweden (GLF)[33] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan[35] October 10, 2000 CD single Phantom Sound & Vision
Germany[36] October 23, 2000 Columbia (Sony Music)
United Kingdom[37][38]
Japan[39] October 25, 2000 Maxi single Phantom Sound & Vision

See also[edit]


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