Shut Up (Black Eyed Peas song)


Shut Up (Black Eyed Peas song)

Infobox Single
Name = Shut Up


Artist = Black Eyed Peas
from Album = Elephunk
Released = 2003
Format = CD
Recorded =
Genre = Dance-pop, hip hop
Length = 4:56 (Album Version)
3:49 (Radio Edit)
Label = A&M
Producer =
Certification = Platinum (RIANZ)
Last single = "Where Is the Love?"
(2003)
This single = "Shut Up"
(2003)
Next single = "Hey Mama"
(2004)

"Shut Up" is a song by the American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. The 2003 single is the second one taken from their 2003 album "Elephunk". It is about a disastrous courtship with the chorus consisting of the lines "shut up, just shut up shut up". The song was not released as a single in U.S. due to the success of "Where Is the Love?". However, it received massive airplay.

Song information and chart performance

"Shut Up" was not released in the US but became an instant success internationally. "Shut Up" was released as the album's second single in late 2003, after "Where Is the Love?".

The single has become an international success reaching #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium,Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. The single also reached #2 in the UK and the Netherlands, and also peaked at #3 in Finland. "Shut Up" has become one of the Black Eyed Peas' most successful singles to date and was only slightly weaker than the preceding single.

"Shut Up" was Black Eyed Peas' first song to chart on the Latin America Top 40 (tied with "Hey Mama" which debuted the same week at #35.); it debuted in the week that the chart was created at #28 [ [http://toplatino.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1 Shut Up's Debut Position] ] , peaking two weeks later at number #24 in its first run [ [http://toplatino.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3 Shut Up's Peak Position (Firts Run)] ] , the single fell off the chart three weeks later, and returned five weeks later at #37 and this time the single peaked at #18. [ [http://toplatino.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21 Shut Up's Peak (2nd Time)] ]

Music video

The music video features an opera themed around a battle of the sexes. In it, Will.i.am and Taboo play Fergie's suitors, and apl.de.ap is the conductor.

Trivia

* The music video has several André the Giant Has a Posse-style posters near the stage man. Two posters from the song Where Is The Love? are also shown...
* will.i.am needed a good female singer for the song, so he brought in Fergie. She helped out in most of the songs in "Elephunk" and eventually became the fourth member of the Black Eyed Peas in 2003.
* While Will, apl.de.ap, and Taboo were making the song, their girlfriends' phone calls would interrupt the session. Will said "The vibe was blown" and Taboo said "So we turned the negative into positive", by adding the problems they were having into the song they were making.
* Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls was featured in the video. Carmit Bachar, also of the Pussycat Dolls was featured as a back up dancer.
* The song was used as a parody for Philippines' Maguindanao Representative Didagen Dilangalen when an audience sent him a letter during a session in the Philippine House of Representatives containing the words "Shut Up!"
* During an episode of the Bravo TV reality show "Being Bobby Brown", Whitney Houston lip-synchs to and sings along with "Shut Up" playing on car radio.
* The white nationalist group National Vanguard adopted "Shut Up" as their theme song in 2007.
* The coda "Is That All There Is?" may be a riff on the Peggy Lee track of the same name, as it is sung with the same intonation.
* The song is featured in the european version of the 2005 Playstation 2 game Singstar Pop.

Track listing

US 12" Vinyl
(AMRR-11025-1; Released: 2003)

"Side A"
# "Shut Up" (LP) - 5:10
# "Shut Up" (Radio Edit) - 3:46
# "Shut Up" (Instrumental) - 5:09
# "Shut Up" (Acapella) - 4:55"Side B"
# "Shut Up" (Knee Deep Remix) - 4:23
# "Shut Up" (Knee Deep Remix Instrumental) - 4:21
# "Shut Up" (Knee Deep Remix Acapella) - 4:20

EUR CD
(0602498145012; Released: 2003)

# "Shut Up" - 5:12
# "Tell Your Mama Come" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago) - 2:51
# "Karma" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago) - 3:03

EUR CD
(0602498145029; Released: 2003)

# "Shut Up" - 5:12
# "Tell Your Mama Come" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago) - 2:51

UK CD
(9814501; Released: 2004)

# "Shut Up" - 5:12
# "Tell Your Mama Come" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago) - 2:52
# "Karma" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago) - 3:03
# "Shut Up" (Video) - 4:24

UK 12" Vinyl
(9814587; Released: 2004)

"Side A"
# "Shut Up"Side B"
# "Tell Your Mama Come" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago)
# "Karma" (Live From House Of Blues, Chicago)

UK CD Promo
(SHUT 01; Released: 2004)

# "Shut Up" (Radio Edit)
# "Shut Up" (Instrumental)

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-MRpO9Q3E "Shut Up" music video] at YouTube

References


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