Work It (Nelly song)

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"Work It"
Single by Nelly featuring Justin Timberlake
from the album Nellyville
Released February 25, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop, pop rap, R&B
Length Main Version 4:22
Radio Version 4:01
Label Universal
Writer(s) Nelly, Justin Timberlake, Jason "Jay E" Epperson
Producer(s) Jason "Jay E" Epperson
Nelly singles chronology
"Air Force Ones"
"Work It"
"Pimp Juice"
Justin Timberlake chronology
"Cry Me a River"
"Work It"
"Rock Your Body"

"Work It" is a single by rapper Nelly which features pop singer Justin Timberlake, released in 2003, from Nelly's 2002 album Nellyville. It peaked at number sixty eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and number seven in the United Kingdom. The song was later used in a Scott Storch remix and included on Nelly's 2003 remix album Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention. Another remix by Jason Nevins sampled AC/DC's 1980 song "Back in Black", and received considerable airplay, but was not released.

Critical response[edit]

Entertainment Weekly panned the collaboration: "he enlists the aid of 'N Sync pretty boy Justin Timberlake on Work It, actually one of the weaker tracks here."[1] NME did the same: "Sadly, he might need a history lesson, especially in light of 'Work Its silly pop-directed collaboration with Justin Timberlake of N'Sync."[2] PopMatters noted that Justin croons in this song.[3]

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was a video of Justin and Nelly visiting the Playboy Mansion where they played tennis and met many of the Playboy Playmates. The video is almost similar to the video of the song "Playmate of The Year", released by Zebrahead, where they also visit the Playboy Mansion, and Hugh Hefner also makes an appearance.


  1. "Work It" (Radio Edit) - 4:00
  2. "Put Your Hands Up" - 5:17
  3. "Air Force Ones" - 5:04
  4. "Air Force Ones" (Video) - 5:04
  1. "Work It" [DJ Swamp Remix] - 4:22
  2. "Work It" [Nevins Universal Dub] - 6:33
  3. "Dilemma" [G4orce Full Vocal Mix] - 5:57
European Single
  1. "Work It" [Radio Edit] - 4:00
  2. "Work It" [Copenhaniacs Remix] - 3:45
  3. "Work It" [Nevins Universal Dub] - 6:33
  4. "Put Your Hands Up" - 5:17


Chart (2002) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 68

Template:UK Singles Charts


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