Short Dick Man

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"Short Dick Man"
Short dick man.jpg
One of cover arts
Single by 20 Fingers featuring Gillette
from the album On the Attack and More and 20 Fingers
Released August 31, 1994
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Genre Dance-pop, hip house
Length 4:49
Label Zoo Entertainment/SOS Records
Writer(s) Charlie Babie, Manny Mohr
Producer(s) Charlie Babie
20 Fingers chronology
"Short Dick Man"
(1994)
"Lick It"
(1995)
Gillette chronology
"Short Dick Man"
(1994)
"Mr. Personality"
(1995)

"Short Dick Man" is a song recorded by American hip house group 20 Fingers featuring rapper Gillette. It was released in August 1994 on Zoo Entertainment/SOS Records as their debut single from their album On the Attack and More. It also appears on 20 Fingers' second self-titled studio album and on Gillette's debut solo album On the Attack. The tune was a global success, particularly in France where it was a number one hit. It also reached the top ten in other countries such as Austria, Belgium, New Zealand and Australia.

Background[edit]

This single, which involves a woman mocking the size of a man's penis, was also released in a toned down version replacing the word "dick" with "short" (the song was also released under the censored title "Short Short Man").[1] Co-writer Manfred Mohr told the Los Angeles Times that the point of the song was to attract attention. "We figured there were all these songs by men bashing women and treating women like sex objects. So we decided a song that turned the tables on men might attract some attention."[2] According to the vocalist Sandra Gillette, the point of the song is to "strike back at all the women-bashing songs in pop, especially in rap." [2]

Music video[edit]

In the music video, images of Gillette singing "Short Dick Man" on a beach alternate with those of a brawny man performing a photo session. Scenes of Gillette dancing in front of the Chicago skyline can also be seen.

Cover versions[edit]

In 1995, the song has been covered by Machito Ponce and Diamanda Turbin as "Short Dick Man (¡Ponte A Brincar!)". In 2007, the song was covered by Laurent Wolf, featuring Marilyn David. This 3:35 version is available on several compilations, such as Été 2007[3] and Contact Play & Dance vol. 4.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Written by Charlie Babie and Manfred Mohr
  • Vocals by Gillette
  • Mastered by Mark Richardson, at Metropolis Mastering, Chicago
  • Produced by Charlie Babie
  • Mixed by Onofrio Lollino and J.J. Flores
  • Published by Tango Rose Music (ASCAP)
  • Distributed by ID Records, 1994

Charts and sales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 313 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ a b 'Short, Short Man' Attacks Big, Big Sexism
  3. ^ Été 2007, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 24, 2008)
  4. ^ Contact Play & Dance Vol. 4, track listing Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 24, 2008)
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  10. ^ European peak
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – 20 Fingers Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: 0". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – 20 Fingers search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Short Dick Man", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved September 24, 2008)
  17. ^ "Short, Short Man", UK Singles Chart (second release) Chartstats.com (Retrieved September 24, 2008)
  18. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved September 24, 2008)
  19. ^ Spanish peak
  20. ^ 1995 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved September 24, 2008)
  21. ^ 1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 26 December 2008)
  22. ^ 1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 3, 2008)
  23. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  24. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  25. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  26. ^ "French single certifications – 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (20 Fingers; 'Short Dick Man')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  28. ^ "American single certifications – 20 Fingers featuring Gillette – Short Short Man". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH