Yahhh!

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"Yahhh!"
Yahhh!.jpg
Single by Soulja Boy featuring Arab
from the album souljaboytellem.com
ReleasedDecember 31, 2007
Format
Length3:11
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • DeAndre Way
  • Abrahim Mustafa
Producer(s)
  • DeAndre Way
  • Savon Jacobs
Soulja Boy Tellem singles chronology
"Soulja Girl"
(2006)
"Yahhh!"
(2007)
"Swing (Remix)"
(2007)

"Yahhh!" (also known as "Yahhh Bitch Yahhh") is the third single from American rapper Soulja Boy's studio album souljaboytellem.com. It features Arab.

Music video[edit]

On January 8, 2008, the video for "Yahhh!" premiered on BET Access Granted.[1] The video parodies people trying to get Soulja Boy's autograph, including Duane Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter, an imitation of Hillary Clinton and an imitation of Britney Spears, who appears to be intoxicated. The video also featured a stop-motion animated puppet that interacted with the cast. The video ranked at #92 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2008 countdown. After the main "Yahhh!" video, a short clip of Soulja Boy's song "Report Card" plays and features Soulja Boy, Arab and others dancing to the song at a school. The video ends with Soulja Boy telling kids to stay in school and smiles. He also states that he gets straight A's.

The regular version of "Yahhh!" was released in winter 2007 and has the words "Yahhh, bitch, yahhh!", whereas the clean version has the words edited into "Yahhh, trick, yahhh!". It was recorded on FL Studio about a year prior to Soulja Boy and Arab's signing to Collipark Records. Some lyrics are different, such as when Soulja Boy and Arab talk about the new CD by the 30/30 Boyz, their group before signing to Collipark Records.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received extremely negative reviews from critics. Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy gave the song one star out of five, and wrote, "Based around Soulja boy and pal Arab screaming incomprehensible gibberish, the repeated line "Yahhh, Trick, Yahhh!" is more irritating than a life's supply of itching powder, while the bargain bucket synth soundtrack sounds like an old Nokia ringtone."[2] Jeff Weiss of LA Weekly wrote that it was a "legitimate attempt to dethrone 'My Humps' for its ignominious distinction as dumbest song ever recorded."[3]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 35
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 72
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 49
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 48
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 34
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[11] 14
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[12] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Access Granted: Soulja Boy (Yahh) -TV.com Accessed July 11, 2008
  2. ^ Soulja Boy ft. Arab: 'Yahhh!' Digital Spy
  3. ^ RECORD REVIEWS: Soulja Boy, Beach House, Cadence Weapon LA Weekly
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Soulja Boy – Yahhh!". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Soulja Boy Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 16, 2008". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Soulja Boy – Yahhh!". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Soulja Boy Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Soulja Boy Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Soulja Boy Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Souljaboytellem.com – Soulja Boy Tell Em | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2016.

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