Shoop (song)

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"Shoop"
Shoop SNP.jpg
Single by Salt-N-Pepa
from the album Very Necessary
Released September 21, 1993
Format
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:07
Label Next Plateau
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Salt-N-Pepa singles chronology
"Start Me Up"
(1992)
"Shoop"
(1993)
"Whatta Man"
(1993)

"Start Me Up"
(1992)
"Shoop"
(1993)
"Whatta Man"
(1993)
Music video
"Shoop" on YouTube

"Shoop" is the lead single released from Salt-N-Pepa's fourth studio album, Very Necessary. It was produced by Mark Sparks and group member Salt. The song features an uncredited verse by rapper Big Twan.

Release[edit]

Released late in 1993, the song became one of the group's most successful singles, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Rap Singles chart at number one (their second single to do so). Two months after its release, "Shoop" was certified gold by the RIAA; it went on to sell 800,000 copies.[1][2] The success of both this single and the follow-up single, "Whatta Man" propelled Very Necessary to sell over five million copies in the US, becoming the group's best-selling album.

This song uses a sample of the a cover version of Ike Turner's "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" from The Sweet Inspirations.

The line "the voodoo that you do so well" was quoted from Cole Porter'a 1929 song "You Do Something to Me".[3]

The song was used in the 2016 superhero film Deadpool, as well as in the film's trailer. It was also used on Lip Sync Battle performed by Alison Brie.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "Shoo be doo be doo, the gals return in a spicey poppy rap style we had almost forgotten. Put this on air and all your listeners will shoop for the next weeks."[4]

Network 40 wrote: "What a way to return! A funky low groove rolls along under smooth Rap. Salt, Pepa and Spinderella come correct with this first jam from the forth-coming Very Necessary album."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video of the song was filmed at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. Cameo appearances by R. Kelly, Jodeci, A Tribe Called Quest and Blackstreet are included.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Maxi single
  1. Shoop - (LP version)
  2. Shoop - (Guru's version)
  3. Shoop - (Danny D's R & B mix)
  4. Let's Talk About AIDS
  5. Shoop - (TRUE instrumental)
  6. Shoop - (a cappella)
  7. Emphatically No
  8. I've Got AIDS - (public service announcement)

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 35
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[8] 5
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9] 48
France (SNEP)[10] 99
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 46
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[12] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 31
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 30
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 15
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[23] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[24] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
Australia[25] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[26] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American certifications – Salt 'N Pepa – Shoop". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ Friedwald, Will (2004). Bluebird Presents: It's De Lovely - The Authentic Cole Porter Collection (liner notes). New York: BMG Music. p. 6. "We don't even need the additional evidence of rock and country artists doing albums of standards that include Porter songs, or the recent rap hit "Shoop" which quotes the phrase "the voodoo that you do so well" from Porter's 1929 'You Do Something To Me.'"
  4. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (1993-10-16, page 17). Retrieved 2018-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Crossover: Music Meeting" (PDF). Network 40 (1993-09-10, page 32). Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ Canada Dance Peak Archived 2015-11-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 11 June 1994. Retrieved 31 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Salt 'N' Pepa Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  12. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (27.01.1994-02.02.1994)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Salt-N-Pepa" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Salt 'N' Pepa – Shoop". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Salt-N-Pepa Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Salt-N-Pepa Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Salt-N-Pepa Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Salt-N-Pepa Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Salt-N-Pepa Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1994". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2011-12-22.