She's on It

"She's on It" is a song by American rap rock group the Beastie Boys. The group's third single and their final single release of pre-1986 debut album material, it was released on September 12, 1985, being the fifth single release of the soundtrack to the 1985 film Krush Groove.

"She's on It"
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Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Krush Groove soundtrack
ReleasedSeptember 12, 1985
Recorded1985
Genre
Length3:32
LabelDef Jam
Songwriter(s)Beastie Boys
Producer(s)Rick Rubin (producer), Sean Travis (director)
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Rock Hard"
(1984)
"She's on It"
(1985)
"Hold It Now, Hit It"
(1986)

The song's signature guitar riff is a slightly slower version of the riff in Cheap Trick's 1978 song Stiff Competition, which in turn was based on the riff in The Who's 1971 song Won't Get Fooled Again.

Despite failing to attract commercial success at the time of its intitial release in 1985, a re-release in 1987 was much more successful, becoming a top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart, and reaching the top 50 in two other European countries.

The song's video was produced by Rick Rubin and directed by producer and filmmaker Sean Travis, who later, in the 2000s, produced MTV's reality television series The Hills and The City. It was the band's first professionally produced music video and their third video overall, after 1981's Holy Snappers and Egg Raid On Mojo in 1982. Filmed in Long Beach in New York's Nassau County, the boys are trying to win the heart of a beautiful woman on the beach, but their efforts are foiled by stampeding female fans. Not even the assistance of a mentor (played by Rick Rubin) can help them. Their attempts range from using Spanish Fly to flying over her in a helicopter and a net, and even their attempt to blow her up, She survives and the boys struggle to start the dynamite, suddenly, it blows up and the video concludes.

The video was included in the band's 1987 CBS/Fox Video compilation, but has not been included on any video release since.

Track listingEdit

7-inch single
A. "She's on It" (edit) – 3:28
B. "Slow and Low" – 3:37
12-inch single
A. "She's on It" – 4:15
B. "Slow and Low" – 3:37

ChartsEdit

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 23
German Singles Chart 44
UK Singles Chart[2] 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Beastie Boys - She's on It". Retrieved 2011-05-10.
  2. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Beastie Boys". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-10.

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