Temperature (song)

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Sean Paul Temperature.jpg
Single by Sean Paul
from the album The Trinity
Released 23 February 2006
Recorded 2005
Length 3:36
Producer(s) Rohan "Snowcone" Fuller
Sean Paul singles chronology
"Ever Blazin'"
"Never Gonna Be the Same"
"Ever Blazin'"
"Never Gonna Be the Same"

"Temperature" is the third worldwide and the second American single from Jamaican DJ Sean Paul's album The Trinity (2005). The song was produced by Rohan "Snowcone" Fuller and received a positive reception from music critics. The song was released as the second U.S. single in the first quarter of 2006 and reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Paul's third number one hit single. It reached the top ten in Canada and France and the top twenty in the United Kingdom, peaking at #11 there. In Australia, "Temperature" debuted at number nineteen but quickly found its way to number five the following weeks. "Temperature" won Dance Song Of The Year at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007.

"Temperature" became Sean Paul's biggest hit single in the US. In Australia it became a hit, with Sean Paul making interview appearances on radio, including on the Paul Celoni Radio Show. Even though it only spent one week at #1, "Temperature" showed extreme longevity on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 17 weeks in the top 10. Until Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's "Promiscuous", this was the longest run in the top ten for a single in 2006. It became Sean Paul's first single to sell an excess of one million digital downloads, earning platinum certification.

The song uses the dancehall riddim "Applause". It was used in the games Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2 and Dance Central (in the latter as DLC). It can also be heard in the 2007 film, Norbit.

Officially, there are two versions of the song, which only differ in their rhythm.

In 2008, the media reported that Stacey Gayle of New York City experienced seizures as a result of hearing the song.[1]

Music video[edit]

The winter sequence from the music video.

In this video Sean Paul is seen dancing quite close to female dancers. The first dance sequence was with blowing leaves, centered in autumn. Then as weather gets colder, he is in the snow with the thermometer frozen, centered in winter. The third sequence is in the rain, centered on spring. Finally he's at a tanning salon squirting sunscreen, centered on summer. There is evident sexual innuendo in the squirting of the lotion from the sunscreen bottles. At the end he raps and is in a club while performing to the song "Breakout."

Track listing[edit]

UK - CD: 1

  1. "Temperature" (Album Version)
  2. "As Time Goes On" (Album Re-Release Version)

UK - CD: 2

  1. "Temperature" (Album Version)
  2. "As Time Goes On" (Album Re-Release Version)
  3. "U a Pro" (Non-Album Track)
  4. "Temperature" [Video Enhancement]
  5. "Temperature" (Ringtone)

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]


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  20. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2006". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2006". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
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  23. ^ "Best of 2006 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  25. ^ "Guld og platin november/december/januar" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Single Certification List - January 2014" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  27. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Sean Paul; 'Temperature')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Sean Paul – Temperature". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Temperature in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  29. ^ a b "American single certifications – Sean Paul – Temperature". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  30. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Sean Paul – Temperature". Music Canada. 

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