Are You That Somebody?

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"Are You That Somebody?" is a Grammy nominated single performed by American singer Aaliyah, recorded for the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. The song was written and composed by Static Major, who also sang backing vocals, and Timbaland, who, in addition to writing the song, produced and performed a guest rap for it. The song was sent to U. S. pop radio stations on September 29, 1998 (see 1998 in music). The song samples the sound of a baby cooing from producer Jac Holzman's 1964 track "Happy Baby" from Authentic Sound Effects Volume 8 (later used in Perrey and Kingsley's 1966 hit "Countdown at 6" off The In Sound from Way Out!) and also samples The Meters' 1974 single "People Say". "Are You That Somebody?" was a commercial success, reaching number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 11 in the United Kingdom, number three in the Netherlands and number one in New Zealand. The song was listed 387th on The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born, a list of songs compiled by Blender magazine. Rolling Stone ranked the song at number 24 on its "50 Best songs of the nineties list". It was also ranked 18th on Spin magazine's Top 20 Singles of the 1990s, and 5th on The Village Voice's 1998 Pazz & Jop critics' poll. Pitchfork Media included the song at number 8 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s. Slant Magazine ranked the song at number 19 on their 100 best singles of the 1990s list. This song earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. 


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Dirty South, can y'all really feel me
East coast feel me
West coast feel me
Dirty South, can y'all really feel me
East coast feel me
West coast feel me

Boy, I been watching you like a hawk in the sky
That flies, cause you were my prey (my prey)
Boy, I promise you if we keep bumpin' heads
I know that one of these days (days)
We goin' hook it up while we talk on the phone
But see, I don't know if that's good
I been holding back this secret from you
I probably shouldn't tell it but

If I, if I let you know
You can't tell nobody
I'm talking bout nobody
Are you responsible
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my goal, is it your goal
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me your that somebody

Boy, won't you pick me up at the park right now
Up the block, while everyone sleeps (sleeps, sleeps)
I'll be waiting there with my lugs, my loads, my hat
Just so I'm low key
If you tell the world (don't sleep, you know that we'll be weak)
Oh boy, see I'm trusting you with my heart, my soul
I probably shouldn't let ya but if I

If I, if I let this go
You can't tell nobody
I'm talking bout nobody
Are you responsible
Boy I gotta watch my back
cause im not just anybody
Is it my go, is it your go
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me your that somebody

Baby girl
I'm the man from the big VA
Don't you come play round my way
And listen to what I gotta say
Timbaland
Don't you know I am the man
Rock shows here to Japan
Have people shaking-shaking my hand
Baby girl, better known as Aaliyah
Give me hives, corns, and high fevers
Make the playa haters believe us
Don't cha know
Gotta tell somebody
'Cause

'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me you're that somebody

If I, if I let this go
You can't tell nobody
I'm talking bout nobody
Are you responsible
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my goal, is it your goal
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me your that somebody

You can't tell nobody, I'm talking about nobody
I hope you're responsible
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my goal, is it your goal
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me you that somebody

Is it my goal, is it your goal
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me your that somebody

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Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah ( /ɑːˈliːə/), was an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After f… more »

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