LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

“Sexy and I Know It” is a song by American electro-hop duo LMFAO from their second studio album, Sorry for Party Rocking. It was released as the third single from the album on September 16, 2011. The song was written by Stefan Kendal Gordy, GoonRock, Erin Beck, G.M. Robertson and Kenneth Oliver, and it was produced by Party Rock. The song […]

Sexy and I Know It” is a song by American electro-hop duo LMFAO from their second studio album, Sorry for Party Rocking. It was released as the third single from the album on September 16, 2011. The song was written by Stefan Kendal Gordy, GoonRock, Erin Beck, G.M. Robertson and Kenneth Oliver, and it was produced by Party Rock. The song became the group’s second number one hit 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).The song also reached number one in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and charted within the top 10 in nearly every country in which it charted. The song was featured in the season 5, episode 12 of Gossip Girl. and episode “The Spanish Teacher” in Glee (season 3).

Background

The song is about guys trying to get girls’ attention by showing their body. It is often compared to the 90s Right Said Fred song I’m Too Sexy

Music video

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. Like the song, it is intended as a parody, and features Redfoo and a group of men including Hok from Quest Crew, The Shuffle Bot, and Q dancing around town in Speedos in front of women. In several scenes it shows Redfoo lifting weights. Ron JeremyWilmer ValderramaAlistair Overeem, Victor Kim, Steve Terada, Ryan ConferidoHokuto “Hok” Konishi, Ryan Feng of Quest Crew, Darren Mabee, Darla George, and Simon Rex all have cameos in the video. One of the more memorable scenes is that of Redfoo, Q, the Shuffle Bot, and members of Quest Crew having a “wiggle off” with the “@SkysNuts” group. After the wiggle off, it shows Redfoo taking off his speedo with another one under it and SkyBlu getting a baseball bat and trying to hit Redfoo with it. After that, a variety of people from throughout the video are seen walking down a table surrounded by a crowd doing various things, along with people taking off their pants, dancing, and a man shaking his abdomen.

The final shot of the video pays homage to the final shot of Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” video. It shows the Shuffle Bot leaving with the girls.

Track listing

  • CD single
  1. “Sexy and I Know It” (Album Version) – 3:19
  2. “Sexy and I Know It” (Mord Fustang) – 5:21
  • Digital download
  1. “Sexy and I Know It” (Audiobot Remix) – 5:55
  2. “Sexy and I Know It” (Mord Fustang) – 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) – 5:40
  6. “Sexy and I Know It” (Fuego’s Moombahton Remix) – 3:51
  7. “Sexy and I Know It” (MADEin82 Remix) – 6:01

Credits and personnel

Charts and certifications

Charts

Charts (2011-12) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 1
Australian Dance (ARIA) 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75) 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1
Denmark (Tracklisten) 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 3
France (SNEP) 3
Germany (Media Control AG) 8
Hungary (Dance Top 40) 3
Hungary (Single Top 10) 4
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 8
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 9
Mexico (Monitor Latino) 18
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1
Norway (VG-lista) 3
Poland (Dance Top 50) 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 4
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 5
UK Dance (Official Charts Company) 2
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 1
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard) 4
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 2
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 8
US Latin Songs (Billboard) 8
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard) 27
US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 93

Year-end charts

Chart (2011) Position
Australian Singles Chart 6
Austrian Singles Chart 61
Danish Singles Chart 38
German Singles Chart 72
New Zealand Singles Chart 18
Polish Dance Singles Chart 43
Swiss Singles Chart 63
UK Singles Chart 37
US Billboard Hot 100 57

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA) 7× Platinum 490,000^
Belgium (BEA) Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada) 2× Platinum 20,000^
Germany (BVMI) Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ) 2× Platinum 30,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) Gold 15,000x
United States (RIAA) 3× Platinum 3,000,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone 

Release history

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


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