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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 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1998.[1]

"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
Released 25 May, 1998
Format
Genre House
Label Peppermint 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)
"Bad Boy"
(1997)
"Horny"
(1998)
"Ooh Song"
(1999)
Music video
"Horny '98" on YouTube
Hot 'n' Juicy singles, Reegan King singles chronology
"Horny"
(1998) Horny1998

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.[1]

Contents

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."[2]

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..."[3]

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.)

MashupEdit

 
single cover

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.[4] 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.[5]

They became a trio in late 1998 when they were joined by Nikki Belle,[4] who remained in the group until 1999.[6]

After the group split up, Belle went on to provide vocals on a version of Womack & Womack's "Teardrops" for Whelan and Di Scala.[7]

Track listingEdit

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

ChartsEdit

Cover versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Horny", Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-09-11
  2. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine (19 December 1998, page 21). Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Dance grooves" (PDF). Music & Media. 6 June 1998. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Connell, Claudia (1998) "Club hit Nikki is one hot potato", News of the World, 16 August 1998, p. 26
  5. ^ "HOT STUFF!; They live in a Lee Bank tower block and are now No.3 in the pop charts", Birmingham Evening Mail, 5 June 1998 [1]
  6. ^ "Singer in career switch", Birmingham Mail, 8 February 1999, p. 13
  7. ^ Kelly, Dan (2007) "Hip, hip hooray! Spin City", Birmingham Mail, 15 March 2007, p. 52
  8. ^ "Australian Charts". 
  9. ^ "Austrian Charts". 
  10. ^ "Ultratop". 
  11. ^ "Ultratop". 
  12. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Lescharts". 
  14. ^ "charts.de". Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (03.07.1998-10.07.1998)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  16. ^ "Irish Charts". Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. 
  17. ^ "Indice per Interprete: M". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  18. ^ "Dutch Charts". 
  19. ^ "Norwegian Charts". 
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz". 
  21. ^ "Scottish Singles Chart 31 May 1998 - 06 June 1998". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  22. ^ "Swedish Charts". 
  23. ^ "Official Charts". 
  24. ^ "UK Dance Singles Chart Top 40 31 May 1998 - 06 June 1998". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  25. ^ "End of Year Charts 1998". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  26. ^ "Horny feat. Zoe Badwi". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 22 July 2016.