Tambourine (song)


Tambourine (song)

Infobox Single
Released = May 2007
Name = Tambourine


Artist = Eve featuring Swizz Beatz
from Album = Here I Am
B-side = "Dance Floor" (feat. Mashonda)
Released = flagicon|US April 17, 2007
flagicon|UK August 20, 2007
flagicon|Germany September 7, 2007
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = Hip hop
Length = 3:14
Label = Full Surface Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Geffen Records
Writer = E. Jeffers, K. Dean, S. Garrett [cite web|url=http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jvfuxzu5ldfe|date=May 2007|title=All Music Guide]
Producer = Swizz Beatz
Certification =
Chronology = Eve
Last single = "Like This"
(2007)
This single = "Tambourine"
(2007)
Next single = "Give It to You"
(2007)
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Swizz Beatz singles
Type = singles
Last single = "Return of the Hustle"
(2007)
This single = "Tambourine"
(2007)
Next single = "Money in the Bank"
(2007)Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single



Lower caption = The cover for the UK CD and vinyl editions of "Tambourine"

"Tambourine" is a hip hop song written by Eve, Swizz Beatz, and Sean Garrett for Eve's fourth studio album "Here I Am" (2008). The song heavily samples "Blow Your Whistle" from The Soul Searchers. It was released as the album's lead single in 2007 (see 2007 in music), becoming Eve's first charting single as a lead performer in over four years. In the week of April 19, 2007, the song debuted at number 73 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it continues to gain momentum.cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/bonus_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003574046|date=April 19 2007|title=Billboard Chart Beat] The song has also been made available for purchase as a single on iTunes. In the UK, "Tambourine" debuted at number 38, two weeks before the song's physical release. The song has so far peaked at number 18 there and is her fifth consecutive top twenty solo hit there. The b-side to "Tambourine" is the previously unreleased "Dancefloor" featuring Mashonda. The song features uncredited vocals by the song's producer Swizz Beatz (he is not credited as a featured performer).

The track is also featured in the movies "" and "Meet the Spartans". This song was #68 on "Rolling Stone"'s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. [No byline (December 11, 2007). [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17601363/the_100_best_songs_of_2007/17 "The 100 Best Songs of 2007"] "Rolling Stone". Retrieved 2007-12-21] The song was also #70 on "MTV Asia"'s list of Top 100 Hits of 2007. [MTV Asia. [ [http://www.mtvasia.com/Funstuff/Contests/MTVTop100Hits2007/top100.html "Top 100 Hits List"] . Retrieved 2007-12-27]

Track listing

US Vinyl:
# "Tambourine" (Clean)
# "Tambourine" (Dirty)
# "Tambourine" (Instrumental)
# "Tambourine" (Acapella)

US Vinyl:
# "Tambourine" (Remix) (Radio) (featuring Fabolous & Missy Elliott)
# "Tambourine" (Remix) (Instrumental)
# "Tambourine" (Remix) (LP) (featuring Fabolous & Missy Elliott)

UK CD:
# "Tambourine" (Radio Edit)
# "Dance Floor" (featuring Mashonda)

UK Vinyl:
# "Tambourine" (Radio Edit)
# "Tambourine" (Album Version)
# "Tambourine" (Instrumental)
# "Dance Floor" (featuring Mashonda)

EU CD:
# "Tambourine" (Radio Edit)
# "Tambourine" (Instrumental)
# "Tambourine" (Album Version)
# "Tambourine" (Video)

Music video

The music video premiered on the night of May 24, 2007, after Eve's episode of BET's "Access Granted" which featured the making of the video. Eve stated that she wanted the scenes in the video to be colorful. Swizz Beatz and Ya Boy make cameos in the video. The video starts off with four maids dancing and knocking on Eve's door. Upon entering, they begin to shower Eve with things, which she rejects, then they start dancing while imitating a tambourine. Then the video cuts to Eve tanning and getting ready for a party. Throughout the video, Swizz Beatz are seen as cameos. Then Eve gets into a car driven by Swizz Beats and they both drive to a party where there is dancing and a female spitting out beer. The music video for "Tambourine" appeared at number 97 on BET's "Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007" countdown, on December 31, 2007.

Remixes

* Official remix feat Swizz Beatz, Missy Elliott & Fabolous [http://www.think2wice.org/2007/08/tambourine-the-official-remix]

References


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