Song Lyric Sunday – Yeah!

This weeks Song Lyric Sunday prompts are easy enough. Jim Adams, the host, made it simple for us. It’s either Yes or No! I used a variation of Yes and went with ‘Yeah!’ by Usher. This song from his Confessions Album stayed in the charts at #1 for 12 weeks. Every song on this album is a winner and Usher also shows us his smooth, melodic sounds which are just wonderful to listen to.

Like many club bangers, this one is set in a club, where Usher spending some time with his homies. He had a girlfriend, but she’s not there, and a girl in the club steps in to seduce him. Throughout the song, he’s trying to decide just how far to let this go. Every time he tries to take the moral high ground and behave himself, he’s overruled by a much louder voice that says “yeah!”

We’re not sure how the night ends, but we know they get hot and heavy on the dancefloor. Usher may have some confessions for later.

This was produced by Lil Jon, who also added the “yeah!” vocals. Most of his productions, including this one, feature a crunk sound with lots of heavy beats.

Thanks to Dave Chappelle, that “yeah!” became forever linked to Lil Jon. In various Chappelle’s Show bits, Dave portrays the producer all blinged-out, having conversations where he’ll inevitably yell out, “yeah!”

Ludacris did the rap. The Atlanta rapper was piping hot at this time, with a number of solo hits and also a spate of successful features. He also appeared on Missy Elliott’s “Gossip Folks” and Chingy’s “Holidae In.”

“Yeah!” went to #1 in the US on February 28, 2004 and stayed there until May 22 (12 weeks), when it was replaced by his next single, “Burn,” which held the top spot another eight weeks. This was the first time a song with a four-letter title replaced another at #1.

This was used in the 2005 movie Hitch when Will Smith tries to teach Kevin James how to dance. It also appears in The Interview (2014), Joyful Noise (2012) and The Hangover (2009).

Like many club bangers, this one is set in a club, where Usher spending some time with his homies. He had a girlfriend, but she’s not there, and a girl in the club steps in to seduce him. Throughout the song, he’s trying to decide just how far to let this go. Every time he tries to take the moral high ground and behave himself, he’s overruled by a much louder voice that says “yeah!”

We’re not sure how the night ends, but we know they get hot and heavy on the dancefloor. Usher may have some confessions for later.

This was produced by Lil Jon, who also added the “yeah!” vocals. Most of his productions, including this one, feature a crunk sound with lots of heavy beats.

Thanks to Dave Chappelle, that “yeah!” became forever linked to Lil Jon. In various Chappelle’s Show bits, Dave portrays the producer all blinged-out, having conversations where he’ll inevitably yell out, “yeah!”

Ludacris did the rap. The Atlanta rapper was piping hot at this time, with a number of solo hits and also a spate of successful features. He also appeared on Missy Elliott’s “Gossip Folks” and Chingy’s “Holidae In.”

“Yeah!” went to #1 in the US on February 28, 2004 and stayed there until May 22 (12 weeks), when it was replaced by his next single, “Burn,” which held the top spot another eight weeks. This was the first time a song with a four-letter title replaced another at #1.

This was used in the 2005 movie Hitch when Will Smith tries to teach Kevin James how to dance. It also appears in The Interview (2014), Joyful Noise (2012) and The Hangover (2009).

Lyrics

Peace up, A-Town down
Yeah, ok, lil' Jon

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

I'm in the club with my homies, try'na get a lil' v-I
Keep it down on the low key, 'cause you know how it feels
I said shawty she was checkin' up on me
From the game she was spittin' my ear you'd think that she knew me
So we decided to chill

Conversation got heavy
She had me feelin' like she's ready to blow (watch out oh, watch out)
She saying "come get me, come get me"
So I got up and followed her to the floor
She said "baby, let's go", when I told her I said

Yeah (yeah) shawty got down an' said come and get me
Yeah (yeah) I got so caught up I forgot she told me
Yeah (yeah) her and my girl would be the best of homies
Yeah (yeah) next thing I knew she was all up on me screaming

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

She's all up in my head now
Got me thinking that it might good idea to take her with me
'Cause she's ready to leave
Now I gotta keep it real now
'Cause on a one-to-ten she's a certified twenty, and that just ain't me

'Cause I do know if I take that chance just where is it gonna lead
But what I do know is the way she dance makes shawty alright with me
The way she getting low
I'm like yeah, just work that out for me
She asked for one more dance and I'm
Like yeah, how the hell am I supposed to leave? And I said

Yeah (yeah) shawty got down an' said come and get me
Yeah (yeah) I got so caught up I forgot she told me
Yeah (yeah) her and my girl would be the best of homies
Yeah (yeah) next thing I knew she was all up on me screaming

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

Luda', watch out my outfit's ridiculous
In the club lookin' so conspicuous
And rowl! these women all on the prowl
If you hold the head steady I'm a milk the cow
Forget about the game I'm a spit the truth,
I won't stop till I get em in they birthday suits
So gimmie the rhythm and it'll be off with they clothes
Then bend over to the front and touch your toes
I left the jag and I took the Rolls
If they ain't cutting then I put em on foot patrol
How you like me now
When my pinky's valued over three hundred thousand
Lets drank you the one to please
Ludacris fill cups like double D's
Me and Ush once more and we leave em dead
We want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed to say

Yeah (yeah) shawty got down an' said come and get me
Yeah (yeah) I got so caught up I forgot she told me
Yeah (yeah) her and my girl would be the best of homies
Yeah (yeah) next thing I knew she was all up on me screaming

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

Take that and rewind it back
Lil' Jon got the beat to make ya booty go 
Take that and rewind it back
Usher got the voice make ya booty go 

Take that and rewind it back
Ludacris got the flow make ya booty go 
Take that and rewind it back
Lil' Jon got the beat make ya booty go

Writer/s: Christopher Bridges, James Phillips,
Jonathan Smith, LaMarquis Jefferson,
Patrick Michael Smith, Sean Garrett 
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,
Universal Music Publishing Group,
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave

Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

  27 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Yeah!

  1. October 17, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Seems we both got into Rappers this week. Cool!!!!!! ☺

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2020 at 9:21 am

      It always works for me Jen! Thanks for listening 🥰

      • October 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

        You’re welcome Christine 😊💜

  2. October 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I’m not sure how the night ends, but I don’t really care anyway as I wouldn’t be caught dead in a club with these club bangers, or homies. Sorry I was just kidding trying to make ya booty go and rewind it back.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2020 at 9:43 am

      Lol! Thanks for listening Jim ☺️

  3. October 18, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Good choice, perfect for the prompt 🙂

    • October 18, 2020 at 11:48 am

      One I have always enjoyed 💜💜

      • Christine Bolton
        October 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm

        Thanks so much Willow ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks Jilly ☺️

  4. October 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Good one!

  5. October 19, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Love me some Usher even though his music isn’t something I listen to often. I just love the guy! He is so personable and seems very caring, unlike his alter ego in the video. At least he does when interviewed. I don’t think it’s act. 🙂 I love the movie “Hitch”.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      Oh yes, Hitch was hilarious and sweet too. Kevin James was so funny. I agree, Usher is a really decent guy and he is the whole package ☺️Lisa, not sure if you’re a Rays fan or not, but it’s a big deal seeing them in the World Series again 💕👍☺️ Go Rays!!!

      • October 21, 2020 at 1:14 pm

        Oh I’m a huge Rays fan. Bucs & Lightning too. I lived in Tampa for 21 years so they are all my teams. I hope tonight goes better than last night. Been 12 years since they have been in the World Series & I would love to see them beat the Dodgers who has the 2nd highest payroll in baseball. Go Rays!!! 😎

      • Christine Bolton
        October 21, 2020 at 1:37 pm

        Yes I agree Lisa, last night was not so good. The smallest payroll versus the biggest in MLB. Yay for the underdog. I remember going to two of the Rays ALCS games against the Red Sox in 2008. I wish I had been at the final game when they clinched the pennant. Oh well. Lets hope they dig deep and play great tonight. They can do it as they have the magic, just not the money! GO RAYS!!!! ☺️💕

      • October 21, 2020 at 1:47 pm

        They have the mojo! The talent is there if they don’t get in their own heads. 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        October 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm

        Yes! Let’s hope they keep their eye on that trophy 🙂👍

      • October 22, 2020 at 12:08 pm

        Last night was a good night 🙂 GO RAYS! 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        October 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

        Yes, wasn’t it great! Snell was amazing and Lowe had a big night ☺️ Cant wait for tomorrow’s game. GO RAYS!

      • October 23, 2020 at 9:51 am

        Lowe broke out of his slump! Now we need Randy to get back to hitting some homers! GO RAYS!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 24, 2020 at 8:58 am

        Oh dear….it didn’t work. Here’s hoping tonight is better 😧

      • October 24, 2020 at 9:01 am

        Nope. Charlie didn’t have his magic last night. But now that Randy hit a homer in in that park, I suspect he will be back on track. Feeling good about tonight. 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        October 24, 2020 at 9:44 am

        Fingers crossed! Dodgers pitching was outstanding last night unfortunately 😬

      • October 24, 2020 at 4:41 pm

        It certainly was. Bueller is a pretty remarkable pitcher and I don’t want us to see him again. 🙂

      • October 25, 2020 at 12:26 am

        OMG!!! Not sure if you stayed up but what a nail biter and ending! ⚾️💜⚾️💜⚾️

      • Christine Bolton
        October 25, 2020 at 12:29 am

        Yes OMG! What a game and what an ending!!!! Wow! That ending will be talked about about for a long time and I think the Dodgers manager is ripping them a new one 🙄🤣

      • October 25, 2020 at 10:09 am

        I totally agree! It’s all over the internet this morning! I hope this messes with Kershaw’s mojo going into tonight. I feel good about tonight. Hope my gut is still working. 😂

      • Christine Bolton
        October 25, 2020 at 11:33 am

        Oh my gosh yes! Let’s go Rays!!!!! ☺️🙏🤞🥰❤️

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