Shimmy Shimmy Ya
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|"Shimmy Shimmy Ya"|
|Single by Ol' Dirty Bastard|
|from the album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version|
|Released||May 2, 1995|
|Genre||Hardcore hip hop, comedy hip hop|
|Songwriter(s)||Robert Diggs, Russell Jones|
|Ol' Dirty Bastard singles chronology|
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" is the second single by Ol' Dirty Bastard, from the album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995). It was produced by fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. The song was ranked number 59 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
The song was used in many movies and television shows, including the opening scene of the movie Knocked Up. An excerpt of the song was used in the third episode of Fresh Off the Boat. The song was also used for the Luke Cage trailer. The song is included on the Skate 3 video game soundtrack.
The song "Loyalty" by American rapper Kendrick Lamar contains interpolations of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya". Also the chorus in "Swalla" by Jason Derulo contains interpolations of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya". The german bands Kraftklub uses it in their song "Chemie Chemie Ya" and Fünf Sterne deluxe in their song "MOIN. BUMM. TSCHACK.".
- "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Version) – 3:48
- "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" – 2:41
- "Baby C'mon" – 3:38
- "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Instrumental) – 3:38
- "Baby C'mon" (Instrumental) – 3:40
- "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Acappella) – 3:27
- "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Studio Ton Mix) – 4:10
- "Hip-Hug-Her" by Booker T. & the MG's
- "I Like It" by Emotions
- "Knocks Me Off My Feet" by Stevie Wonder
- "Have Your Ass Home by - 11:00" by Richard Pryor
- "D'Ya Like Scratchin'" by Malcolm McLaren and The World's Famous Supreme Team
|U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||47|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||62|
- "Every Sample On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'". YouTube. Genius. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
- "Jason Derulo interpolates an Ol' Dirty Bastard classic on his new single Swalla". Genius. February 24, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
- "Ol' Dirty Bastard - Awards - AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
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