That's How I Beat Shaq

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"That's How I Beat Shaq"
That's How I Beat Shaq Single.jpg
Single by Aaron Carter
from the album Aaron's Party (Come Get It)
Released February 6, 2001
Format CD
Genre Pop rap
Length 3:25
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) Brian Kierulf; Joshua M. Schwartz; Thomas Slovinski
Aaron Carter singles chronology
"Aaron's Party (Come Get It)"
"That's How I Beat Shaq"
"Aaron's Party (Come Get It)"
"That's How I Beat Shaq"
Music video
"That's How I Beat Shaq" on YouTube

"That's How I Beat Shaq" is a single from Aaron Carter's second album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It). Released on February 6, 2001, the single was released with the permission of Shaquille O'Neal.[1] The song was used in the trailer for Hey Arnold!: The Movie.

Music video[edit]

The video begins with Aaron riding a scooter with a dog playing Frisbee, followed by various scenes of Aaron playing basketball. It then shifts to him telling the story of how he met Shaquille O'Neal, who challenges him to a one-on-one basketball game. In the second verse, Aaron plans to distract Shaq in order to score points. Aaron finally emerges victorious, but it turns out that everything was a dream when Aaron hears his mother's voice. He is shocked, however, when he sees the jersey of Shaquille O'Neal. Throughout the video, Aaron is seen rapping in the basketball court and in the hoop.


On the March 7, 2013 episode of Upload with Shaquille O'Neal, Shaq challenged Aaron Carter to a rematch after 12 years since the song. Shaq makes a deal that if Aaron Carter scores a single hoop against Shaq, the ex-Laker will donate $5,000 to the charity of Aaron's choice; Aaron replies that he is playing for The Aaron Carter Needs a Jet Ski Foundation. The game starts with the two staring at each other down. Shaq steals the ball from Aaron and proceeds to score over 20 points, while Aaron can't make a single hoop. During the break, Shaq is seen eating nachos and offers some to Aaron, but then smacks them to the ground before Aaron can take any. The game continues with Aaron unable to score a single hoop. It then cuts back to the two staring and Aaron attempting again to score a single hoop with Shaq successfully preventing him. Aaron then reveals that the music video was only a joke which Shaq eventually understands.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Single [1]

  1. "That's How I Beat Shaq" – 3:24
  2. "One for the Summer" – 3:44


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 96
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales[4] 12


  1. ^ Zhu, Danielle (October 8, 2015). "How Aaron Carter convinced Shaq to appear in 'That's How I Beat Shaq'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 8, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (March 8, 2013). "Shaquille O'Neal, Aaron Carter Rematch: Basketball Star Gets Revenge On 'Teenage Heartthrob'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aaron Carter Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  4. ^ (28 April 2001) Hot Singles Sales - Billboard Magazine Vol. 113,Nº 17 Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p.86. Retrieved February 4, 2016.

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