and the final cut before the top 20...
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27/113 (+5) | 8.342 (+0.624)
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, @Lost In Japan.
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is arguably Beyoncé’s most FUN album... well until Renaissance
came along. Packed with masterful and influential bops that only Beyoncé could pull off at the time, Get Me Bodied
might just be the peak bop-ation on the album. Co-written with Swizz Beatz, Sean Garrett, Angela Biyincé, Makeba Riddick and baby sister and icon in her own right Solange Knowles, Get Me Bodied
was the product of Beyoncé being reminiscing about the good times she’s had with Kelly, Michelle and Solange. The song was released as the sixth and final single from her sophomore effort over a year after its initial release.
Get Me Bodied
is a song fit for pre-drinks. It begins with Beyoncé letting the world know her birthday, “9-4-8-1… B’day”. And then shoots into the first verse where she lists the missions she’s going to accomplish on her night out with the girls. If you don’t know by now, Get Me Bodied
is simply about grinding up close to your dance partner and dancing all night. The infectious Swizz Beatz production and joyous chorus are enough to get you moving, but Beyoncé pushes it even further in the six minute extended mix and lists out dances for you to follow. Six minutes might seem like a long time, but Get Me Bodied
uses up every single second of its time effectively. An essential Beyoncé party anthem.
The song didn’t make much of a dent in the charts, however this is a Beyoncé rate and if there was a chart for cultural impact, then Get Me Bodied
would have done considerably better. It peaked at #68 in 2007 on the Billboard Hot 100, only to re-peak six years later after a Youtube video went viral featuring the song. In 2011, Beyoncé joined forces with Michelle Obama for the Let’s Move! campaign, which aimed to tackle child obesity. She re-jigged Get Me Bodied
, renaming it Move Your Body
and shot a 'flash mob' video for it in a school in Harlem. Beyoncé earned praise for her contribution to the movement. Overall, the song sold over 1m copies worldwide.
The main music video for Get Me Bodied
earned Beyoncé a lot of praise. Some fans even consider it to be one of her best. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video is a tribute to 1960s dance, being particularly inspired by Broadway superstar Bob Fosse. Kelly, Michelle and Solange all make appearances as her "three best friends" making their way to the club. The video has all the elements of a great pop video - the references, the outfits, the choreography and most importantly, it captures the true essence of the song.
Get Me Bodied
has been performed regularly throughout Beyoncé’s career. It’s first television performance was at the 2007 BET Awards and boy was it a performance for the history books - they just don’t do shit like this at award shows anymore! From Beyoncé stealing ideas from Kylie’s Fever Tour
to guest appearances from Michelle and Solange, to the performance turning into a medley with Kelly Rowland’s banger Like This
featuring Eve. It’s just a blast. The song has gotten outings on most of Beyoncé’s solo tours. Shout out to The Beyoncé Experience
outfit, which was a black and yellow bumblebee inspired two-piece. In 2018, Solange joined Beyoncé on stage at Coachella for a cute performance of the song.