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"Rock That Body" is a song by the Black Eyed Peas from their fifth studio album The E.N.D (2009). The song serves as the fifth international single from the album, and was released in Australia on January 29, 2010, in the United Kingdom on March 15 and in the United States on May 11.[1] The song peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the fifth top ten hit from the album. The line "I wanna rock right now", which is repeated several times in the song, is sampled from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's song "It Takes Two" (1988).[2]

"Rock That Body"
Rock That Body BEP.png
Single by the Black Eyed Peas
from the album The E.N.D.
B-side"Imma Be"
ReleasedJanuary 29, 2010
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreHouse
Length4:28 (album), 3:58 (radio)
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Black Eyed Peas singles chronology
"Imma Be"
(2009)
"Rock That Body"
(2010)
"Missing You"
(2010)
Audio sample

CompositionEdit

Spin described "Rock That Body" as "trance-y".[3] Co-produced by French DJ/producer David Guetta, the song heavily samples from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two", making use of the line "I wanna rock right now" multiple times, as well as the drum break, and part of the "Yeah! Woo!" line.[4] The Black Eyed Peas use Auto-Tune throughout the song, and Fergie's voice has been notably high-pitched.[5] The song is most known to critics as a robotic party track on the album.[6] The song has been compared to be stylistically similar to Flo Rida,[7] whose song "Club Can't Handle Me" (from the motion picture Step Up 3D) Guetta would later go on to produce.

Critical receptionEdit

Fraser McAlpine of the BBC Chart Blog gave "Rock That Body" three out of five stars and called it "a party banger".[8] "Rock That Body" was well-reviewed by Mike Schiller of PopMatters.[9] Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating: "It's got plenty of pounding beats, synths that sound like they've been filled with Red Bull and more twisted vocal effects than an mp3 of Akon cutting loose in a vocoder factory. It's pretty simple stuff and it will no doubt grate something rotten on the 36th listen..."[10]

Commercial performanceEdit

The song was a success, reaching the top ten in many countries and top twenty in a number of others, too. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number nine, making it their fifth consecutive top ten hit.[11] For airplay, it proved to be their lowest-charting song since a non-single "Gone Going" from their fourth studio album Monkey Business (2005), released to radio stations in early 2006.

Music videoEdit

 
From left to right apl.de.ap, Taboo, Fergie and will.i.am holding stereo-guns in the second half of "Imma Be Rocking That Body".

The video was filmed on January 13, 2010, at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Rich Lee, it was shot back to back with the video for "Imma Be", the fourth song on The E.N.D.[12] The two songs were mashed up into a medley, which is titled "Imma Be Rocking That Body". The medley length is 8:15 and the music video in total is 10:21. It premiered on Vevo and Dipdive on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.[13][14] The videos were separated for music channels with the introduction and conclusion removed. The video is described as a futuristic Wizard of Oz.[15] It is the sequel for the "Imma Be" video and Victoria Cape has not appeared in the video. It begins with the Black Eyed Peas and their good robot arriving at a city, the people in the city are stuck in a glitch. The 4 members of the group shoot them with their stereo-guns to end their loop so they could continue dancing. As things are going well, the bad robot appears and kidnaps Fergie, will.i.am chases after it with his own robot while Fergie fights the bad robot and the other two members free the remaining people. After many failed attempts, will.i.am manages to shoot the bad robot, which starts dancing with the good robot. The video ends as the bad robot runs out of energy and faints.

Track listingsEdit

UK CD Single[16]
No.TitleLength
1."Rock That Body" (Radio Edit)3:58
2."Meet Me Halfway" (will.i.am Meet Me At The Remix)5:49
Total length:9:47
Digital Download E.P.
No.TitleLength
1."Imma Be" (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)6:24
2."Imma Be" (Danger Olympic Remix)4:31
3."Imma Be" (Poet Name Life & DJ Ammo Remix)4:42
4."Rock That Body" (Skrillex Remix)5:09
5."Rock That Body" (Chris Lake Remix)5:54
6."Rock That Body" (apl.de.ap and DJ Replay Remix)5:54
Total length:31:21

PersonnelEdit

  • Songwriting - will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, Fergie, David Guetta, Mark Knight, Adam Walder, Jean Baptiste, Jamie Munson, Robert Ginyard
  • Vocals - will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, Fergie
  • Production - David Guetta, will.i.am, Mark Knight, Funkagenda
  • Keyboards - Mark Night, Adam Walder, will.i.am
  • Guitar, additional keyboards, additional vocals - Hal Ritson
  • Arrangement - will.i.am

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ChartsEdit

Radio add dates and release historyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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