|Single by Mousse T., Hot 'n' Juicy and Inaya Day|
|from the album Chef Aid: The South Park Album|
|Released||25 May, 1998|
|Songwriter(s)||Mousse T. & Errol Rennalls|
|Mousse T. singles chronology|
|Hot 'n' Juicy singles, Reegan King singles chronology|
The single entered the UK chart at number three on 6 June 1998, peaking one place higher the following week and staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
Billboard wrote about the song: "As one of many highlights on the new "South Park" collection, "Horny" has the potential to be the novelty smash of the season. With lyrics that are ultra-self-explanatory, "Horny" will either bring a giddy smile or a look of disdain. While it has been wholly embraced by club pundits who tend to appreciate anything cheeky and suggestive, those at radio may find themselves more comfortable distancing themselves from it. Of course, carefree, adventurous types will see "Horny" as the best thing to come down the pike since Rice Krispies treats. Better yet, perhaps they will simply look to European radio—which treated this as a full-fledged pop record—and turn it into a major hit."
Music & Media wrote: "...the music is tough and sexy with a tight disco beat, screeching horns and an appropriately smouldering vocal. The shadow of Gloria Gaynor looms very, very large over this tune but that's no bad thing..."
On Chef Aid, the song opens with a mock phone call between Sid Greenfield (voiced by Trey Parker) and South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, talking about putting the song on the album. In the mock phone call (which begins on the previous track, and continues throughout "Horny") Matt and Trey repeatedly voice their dislike for the song, and Sid Greenfield finally agrees not to include it. (Of course this is after the song has already finished playing in its entirety.)
In 2006, a mash-up between "Horny" and The Dandy Warhols' song, "Bohemian Like You" was released as Horny as a Dandy. It features vocals from Hot 'n' Juicy. It peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. Two versions of the song appear on the first CD single: the original mash-up version produced by Loo & Placido and a new version produced by Mousse T. featuring a re-recorded sample of "Bohemian Like You" with The Dandy Warhols providing the vocals and instrumentation.
Hot 'n' JuicyEdit
Hot 'n' Juicy were initially a duo of singers, Emma Lanford and Nadine Richardson. They appeared on the 1998 version of "Horny" and the 2006 mash up "Horny as a Dandy". They were residents of a tower block on the former Lee Bank estate in Birmingham.
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