Oops (Oh My)

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"Oops (Oh My)"
Tweet - Oops (Oh My).png
Single by Tweet featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
from the album Southern Hummingbird
B-side "My Place" (album version)
Released January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)
Format
Recorded 2001
Studio Westlake Audio
(West Hollywood, California)
Genre R&B
Length 3:58
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Timbaland
Tweet singles chronology
"All Y'all"
(2001)
"Oops (Oh My)"
(2002)
"Call Me"
(2002)
"All Y'all"
(2001)
"Oops (Oh My)"
(2002)
"Call Me"
(2002)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)"
(2001) Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)2001
"Oops (Oh My)"
(2002) Oops (Oh My)2002
"The Knoc"
(2002) The Knoc2002

"Oops (Oh My)" is a song by American singer Tweet from her debut studio album, Southern Hummingbird (2002). It features vocals from American rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, who co-wrote the song with Tweet, while production was handled by Timbaland, the song was released on January 11, 2002, as the album's lead single.

"Oops (Oh My)" was a commercial success in the United States, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Additionally, it reached number five on the UK Singles Chart. English electropop band Ladytron covered the song on their 2003 compilation album Softcore Jukebox.[1]

Writing and composition[edit]

"Oops (Oh My)" is an R&B song featuring a techno-reggae rhythm,[2][3] built on a Casio-bass clarinet loop.[4] Although the song is widely considered to be about masturbation,[3][5][6][7] Tweet explained that "[p]eople can take their definition of what any song means to them, but for me, the song wasn't about masturbation—it was about self-love." She said she was inspired to write the song after watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show where a doctor advised people to look at themselves in the mirror naked in order to build self-acceptance. She added that it was "empowering" for her to write the song as she "felt like [she] didn't love [herself]" due to her skin color.[8]

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Southern Hummingbird.[17]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States January 11, 2002 Rhythmic and urban radio [40]
February 5, 2002 12" single [41]
Australia April 23, 2002 CD single Warner [10]
United Kingdom April 29, 2002
Elektra [11][13][42]
Germany May 6, 2002
Warner [14][15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchum, Rob (November 5, 2003). "Ladytron: Softcore Jukebox". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Ahmed, Imran (May 17, 2002). "Tweet : Southern Hummingbird". NME. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Jones, Vanessa E. (July 5, 2002). "Tweet's Lyrics Set Off An Uproar". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Southern Hummingbird – Tweet". AllMusic. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (March 20, 2002). "Tweet: Southern Hummingbird". Slant Magazine. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hughes, Kayleigh (September 4, 2015). "The 13 Best Pop Songs About Women Masturbating". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ Bologna, Caroline (August 27, 2015). "22 Sexy Songs That Give Female Masturbation The Love It Deserves". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ Krantz, Rachel (January 29, 2016). ""Oops (Oh My)" Totally Wasn't About What You Thought". Bustle. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Oops (Oh My)" (US 12" single). Tweet. Elektra Records. 2002. 67280-0. 
  10. ^ a b "Tweet – Oops (Oh My) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Oops: Tweet". Amazon (UK). Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Oops (Oh My)" (UK 12" single). Tweet. Elektra Records. 2002. E7306T. 
  13. ^ a b "Cassette Single – Tweet – Oops (Oh My)". 45worlds. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Oops (Oh My)" (German CD single). Tweet. Elektra Records. 2002. 7559-67302-5. 
  15. ^ a b "Oops (Oh My): Tweet". Amazon (Germany) (in German). Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Tweet – Oops (Oh My) – Maxi Single (analog)". musicline.de (in German). Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  17. ^ Southern Hummingbird (liner notes). Tweet. Elektra Records. 2002. 62746-2. 
  18. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Australian-charts.com – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  19. ^ "ARIA Urban Chart – Week Commencing 6th May 2002" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (636): 14. May 6, 2002. Retrieved November 3, 2017 – via Pandora Archive. 
  20. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Ultratop.be – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  21. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Ultratop.be – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  22. ^ "Tweet | Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 2, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  23. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Lescharts.com – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  24. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  25. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 23, 2002" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  26. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Dutchcharts.nl – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  27. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Charts.org.nz – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  29. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Swedishcharts.com – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  30. ^ ""Misdemeanor"+Elliott&titel=Oops+(Oh+My)&cat=s Swisscharts.com – Tweet feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott – Oops (Oh My)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  31. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  32. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  33. ^ "Tweet Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  34. ^ "Tweet Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  35. ^ "Tweet Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  36. ^ "Tweet Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  37. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2002" (PDF). ChartsPlus. p. 2. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  38. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. December 28, 2002. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  39. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  40. ^ "Music Meeting: Going for Adds (Week Of 1-11-02)" (PDF). Radio & Records. January 11, 2002. p. 34. ISSN 0277-4860. Retrieved November 3, 2017 – via American Radio History. 
  41. ^ "Oops (Oh My) [Vinyl]: Tweet". Amazon (US). Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  42. ^ "Tweet". Juno Records. Archived from the original on November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 

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