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"Sexy and I Know It" is a hit song by American duo LMFAO from their second studio album, Sorry for Party Rocking. It was released as the third single from the album on 16 September 2011. The song was written by Stefan Kendal Gordy, GoonRock, Erin Beck, George M. Robertson and Kenneth Oliver, and it was produced by Party Rock. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 7, 2012[2] and remained there for two weeks.[3]

"Sexy and I Know It"
Sexy and I Know It - Single.png
Single by LMFAO
from the album Sorry for Party Rocking
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)
Format
Recorded2009-2010
GenreEDM[1]
Length3:19
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Audiobot
  • Redfoo
  • GoonRock
LMFAO singles chronology
"Champagne Showers"
(2011)
"Sexy and I Know It"
(2011)
"Livin' My Love"
(2012)
Music video
"Sexy and I Know It" on YouTube
Audio sample
"Sexy and I Know It"

The song became LMFAO's second number one hit (after "Party Rock Anthem") on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making them the first duo to have two successive number-one singles since Outkast's "Hey Ya!" (2003) and "The Way You Move" (2004).[4] The song also reached number one in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and charted within the top ten in nearly every country in which it charted. The song was featured in the season 5, episode 12 of Gossip Girl.[5] and in the Glee episode, "The Spanish Teacher". "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded a cover as part of his polka medley "NOW That's What I Call Polka!" for his 2014 album Mandatory Fun as well as in an M&M's commercial and Specsavers advert.[6] The song is also featured in the films Hotel Transylvania, American Reunion, Ate que a Sorte nos Separe 2, Tapped Out, Think Like a Man Too, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. It's also used in other television shows including Gossip Girl, Mulheres Ricas, Grey's Anatomy, New Girl, Polizeiruf 110, Las Vega's, Boom Town, Girls, and Mike & Mike.

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CompositionEdit

The song is composed in the key of G minor, with a tempo of 124 beats per minute.[7] The song is similar in humor to the Right Said Fred song I'm Too Sexy.

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Sexy and I Know It" was filmed in Venice, California, and uploaded on LMFAO's YouTube channel on September 16, 2011.[8] It features Ron Jeremy, Wilmer Valderrama, Alistair Overeem, Lola Blanc, Ryan Conferido, Mindy Robinson and Simon Rex, Hok, The Shuffle Bot all have cameos in the video. Q dancing around town in speedos in front of women. In several scenes it shows Redfoo lifting weights. The music video on YouTube was flagged for sexual content. The final shot of the video pays homage to the final shot of Michael Jackson's Thriller: it shows Shuffle Bot leaving with the girls while it turns its head towards the camera behind it and the image freezes.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sexy and I Know It" (album version) – 3:19
  2. "Sexy and I Know It" (Mord Fustang) – 5:21
  • Digital download[10]
  1. "Sexy and I Know It" (Audiobot Remix) – 5:55
  2. "Sexy and I Know It" (Mord Fustang Remix) – 5:19
  3. "Sexy and I Know It" (Tomba and Borgore Remix) – 3:41
  4. "Sexy and I Know It" (LA Riots Remix) – 5:40
  5. "Sexy and I Know It" (DallasK Remix) – 5:42
  6. "Sexy and I Know It" (Fuego's Moombahton Remix) – 3:51
  7. "Sexy and I Know It" (MADEin82 Remix ft Sky Blu) – 6:01

Credits and personnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States[10] September 27, 2011 Digital download Interscope Records
Germany[9] October 21, 2011 CD single Universal Music

Glee Cast VersionEdit

"Sexy and I Know It"
 
Single by Glee Cast featuring Ricky Martin
from the album Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2012 (2012-02-13)[122]
FormatDigital download
GenrePop
Length3:17
LabelColumbia
Glee Cast singles chronology
"Black or White"
(2012)
"Sexy and I Know It"
(2012)
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
(2012)
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"Samba"
(2011)
"Sexy and I Know It"
(2012)
"La Isla Bonita"
(2012)

In 2012, Glee Cast recorded a Spanglish cover of the song. It features Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin.[123] The song was released as single from Glee Cast's fifth complication album, Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three, in 2012.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[124] 81
US Digital Songs[125] 66

See alsoEdit

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