Rock the Boat (Aaliyah song)


Rock the Boat (Aaliyah song)

Infobox Single
Name = Rock the Boat


Artist = Aaliyah
from Album = Aaliyah
Released = August 11, 2001cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=364&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Airplay&ci=3042488&cdi=7748822&cid=08%2F11%2F2001|title=Aaliyah: Artist Chart History|work=Billboard|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc|accessdate=2008-07-19] (North America)
March 5, 2002 (Australia)
May 6, 2002 (UK)
Format = CD single, vinyl single
Recorded = 2000
Genre = R&B, soul | Length = 4:33
Label = Blackground/Virgin Records
Writer = Static Major, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart
Producer = Keybeats
Last single = " We Need A Resolution"
(2001)
This single = "Rock the Boat"
(2001)
Next single = " More Than A Woman"
(2002)Extra chronology
Artist = Aaliyah
Type = Eurasia singles
Last single = "More Than A Woman" (2001)
This single = "Rock The Boat" (2002)
Next single = "Miss You" (2003)

Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Aaliyah
Type = studio
prev_track = "Loose Rap"
prev_no = 2
this_track = "Rock the Boat"
track_no = 3
next_track = " More Than A Woman"
next_no = 4

"Rock the Boat" is an R&B song written by Static Major, Eric Seats and Rapture Stewart for Aaliyah's third studio album, " Aaliyah" (2001). It was co-produced by Keybeats and released as the album's second single in North America in August 2001 (see 2001 in music) and as the 3rd internationl single during the first quarter of 2002 (see 2002 in music). The Hype Williams-directed music video for the song was shot on the weekend of August 25, 2001, just before she accidently died in a plane crash. The song was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.

Music video

The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams. It features Aaliyah dancing on a beach in which She was inspired by the poem "Footprints", also dancing on a boat, and on water in The Bahamas. Filming started on August 22, 2001 and made its world premiere on BET's "Access Granted" in October 2001. The dance routine was choreographed by Aaliyah's Close Friend Fatima Robinson. The video was put in the "106 & Park" hall of fame, making the countdown over 65 times with follow-up "More Than a Woman" making the number-one spot after it was retired. BET has also crowned Aaliyah "Miss 106 & Park". "Rock the Boat" landed at number 2 on BET's Top 100 videos of 2001.

Charts

In the Billboard Hot 100, the song entered on the chart dated issue September 8, 2001 at number fifty-seven [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=379&cfgn=Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3042783&cdi=7759278&cid=09%2F08%2F2001 Chart Listing For The Week Of Sep 08 2001 - Aaliyah - Rock the Boat] ] and peaked at number fourteen on its twelfth week [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=379&cfgn=Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3043610&cdi=7788879&cid=11%2F24%2F2001 Chart Listing For The Week Of Nov 24 2001 - Aaliyah - Rock the Boat] ] . The song stayed on the chart for twenty-five weeks [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=379&cfgn=Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3044601&cdi=7824526&cid=02%2F23%2F2002 Chart Listing For The Week Of Feb 23 2002 - Aaliyah - Rock the Boat] ] . The song ranked eighty-fifth on the 2002 year-end chart of Hot 100 [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=411&cfgn=Year-end+Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3077205&cdi=9012071&cid=12%2F31%2F2002 2002 Year-end Chart position - Aaliyah - Rock the Boat] ] .

The song reached the top twenty of Netherlands and United Kingdom.

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