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"Horny '98" is a house song by producer Mousse T., pop duo Hot 'n' Juicy, and vocalist Inaya Day. The song reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in June 1998 and stayed on the chart for 17 weeks. It also reached the top 10 in Ireland, Italy, and New Zealand. In 2006, a mash-up of the song with "Bohemian Like You" by The Dandy Warhols—titled "Horny as a Dandy"—reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart, number 14 in Austria, and number 10 in Italy.

"Horny '98"
Horny (Mousse T single - cover art).jpg
Single by Mousse T., Hot 'n' Juicy and Inaya Day
from the album Chef Aid: The South Park Album
Released25 May 1998
Format
GenreHouse
LabelPeppermint Jam
Songwriter(s)Mousse T., Errol Rennalls
Producer(s)Mousse T., Reegan King
Mousse T. singles chronology
"Bad Boy"
(1997)
"Horny '98"
(1998)
"Ooh Song"
(1999)
Music video
"Horny '98" on YouTube

Contents

Hot 'n' JuicyEdit

Hot 'n' Juicy were initially a duo of singers, Emma Lanford and Nadine Richardson.[1] 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.[2]

They became a trio in late 1998 when they were joined by Nikki Belle,[1] who remained in the group until 1999.[3]

After the group split up, Belle went on to provide vocals on a version of Womack & Womack's "Teardrops" for Whelan and Di Scala.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

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."[5]

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..."[6]

South ParkEdit

The song was later included on the South Park soundtrack album Chef Aid: The South Park Album.

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.)

Track listingEdit

UK CD single

  1. "Horny '98" (Radio Edit) (3:57)
  2. "Horny '98" (Extended Mix) (6:21)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[31] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Gold 400,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Horny as a DandyEdit

"Horny as a Dandy"
 
Single by Mousse T. vs. The Dandy Warhols
Released31 July 2006
Format12", CD single, maxi single
Length
  • 8:18 (original version)
  • 3:18 (radio edit)
LabelPeppermint Jam
Songwriter(s)Mousse T., Errol Rennalls, Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Producer(s)Mousse T., Dave Sardy, Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Mousse T. singles chronology
"Wow"
(2005)
"Horny as a Dandy"
(2006)
"All Nite Long (D.I.S.C.O.)"
(2009)
The Dandy Warhols singles chronology
"All the Money or the Simple Life Honey"
(2005)
"Horny as a Dandy"
(2006)
"Have a Kick Ass Summer (Me and My Friends)"
(2006)

In 2006, a mash-up between "Horny" and The Dandy Warhols' song "Bohemian Like You" was released as "Horny as a Dandy", featuring vocals from Hot 'n' Juicy. It peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart, number 13 in Austria, and number 10 in Italy. 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.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[33] 30
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[34] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[35] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[36] 40
Ireland (IRMA)[37] 22
Italy (FIMI)[38] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[39] 38
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[40] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[41] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[42] 17

Cover versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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