"Shake That"
ShakeThat.jpeg
Single by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg
from the album Curtain Call: The Hits
ReleasedJanuary 17, 2006 (US)[1]
April 24, 2006 (UK)
Recorded2005
GenreHip hop
Length4:33
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eminem singles chronology
"When I'm Gone"
(2005)
"Shake That"
(2006)
"Smack That"
(2006)
Nate Dogg singles chronology
"Real Soon"
(2005)
"Shake That"
(2006)
"Have a Party"
(2006)
Alternative cover
Vinyl single
Vinyl single
Music video
"Shake That" on YouTube

"Shake That" (also known as "Shake That Ass") is the second and final single taken from American rapper Eminem's first compilation album, Curtain Call: The Hits (2005), following "When I'm Gone". Featuring Nate Dogg, it is one of three new songs featured on the album.

Song information

The music video is animated.[2] The single was released in early 2006 in the United States where it peaked at No. 6. In the UK, the song was released as a download-only single in April 2006, peaking at No. 28 on the UK Download Chart.

Remix

A remixed version of the song, with Nate Dogg, Obie Trice and Bobby Creekwater, appears on Eminem Presents: The Re-Up (2006). Eminem does not have a verse on the remix; he does, however, still rap the intro to the song.[citation needed]

Critical reception

AllMusic wrote a mixed opinion: "sex song that finds Shady sounding as if he's drifting along in his own orbit. "Shake That" has an incongruous Nate Dogg crooning the chorus."[3] Pitchfork thinks that this song is just another "lesser version of Eminem songs that already piss me (critic) off."[4] IGN called it a "rump mover" and wrote a positive review: "a booty shaker, again showing promise in Em's production. It's still a pretty simple bump-n-shuffle number, but it swings with a sense of upbeat minimalism and takes his trademark dark sounds into a slightly lighter venue."[5] Sputnik Music wasn't satisfied: "Shake That features Nate Dogg, and is the quintessential club banger". Rolling Stone called this song a "Nate Dogg throwaway".[6]

"Shake That" was nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, but it lost to Justin Timberlake and T.I.'s "My Love". "Shake That" was certified gold in Sweden,[7] and platinum in Denmark,[8] both due to strong digital downloads.

Awards and nominations

See also: List of awards and nominations received by Eminem

Year Ceremony Award Result
2007 People's Choice Awards Favorite Hip-Hop Song Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated

Track listing

Digital download[9]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (radio edit) - (clean)4:34
2."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (music video - edited version)
  • Mathers
  • Hale
  • Resto
  • King
3:54
Total length:7:48

Promotional CD single[10]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (radio edit) - (clean)3:54
2."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (album version) - (dirty)
  • Mathers
  • Hale
  • Resto
  • King
4:33
3."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (instrumental)
  • Mathers
  • Hale
  • Resto
  • King
4:36
Total length:14:05

12" vinyl[11]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (radio edit) - (clean)3:54
2."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (album version) - (dirty)
  • Mathers
  • Hale
  • Resto
  • King
4:33
3."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (instrumental)
  • Mathers
  • Hale
  • Resto
  • King
4:36
4."Shake That" (feat. Nate Dogg) (acapella)
  • Mathers
  • Hale
  • Resto
  • King
4:06
Total length:18:11
Notes

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[23] Gold 4,000^
Sweden (GLF)[24] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[26] 3× Platinum 3,000,000double-dagger

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References

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