Hot Pants

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About Hot Pants

"Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)" is a funk song by James Brown. Brown recorded the song in 1971 and released it that year as a three-part single on his People Records label, which was then distributed by his primary label King. It was a number-one R&B hit and reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in the U. S. along with reaching number ten on the Cashbox magazine charts. "Hot Pants" was Brown's final release under King's purview before he (and the People label) moved to Polydor Records. The song's lyrics are an ode to the captivating power of the title garment, which members of the band first saw on their 1970 European tour. Like much of Brown's funk repertoire, "Hot Pants" has been extensively sampled in hip hop productions, notably by Eric B. & Rakim on the title track of Paid in Full. 


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One-two-three uh! 

Hot pants, hey hot pants uh! Smokin' 
Hot pants, smokin' that, hot pants 

That's where it's at a-that's where it's at 
Take your fine self home 
It looks much better than time 
My fever keeps growin' 
Girl you're blowin' my mind 

Thinkin' of losin' that funky feelin' don't uh! 
'Cause you got to use just what you got 
To get just what you want-a 
Hey hu! 
Hot pants! Hey! Hot pants smokin'! 
Hot pants make ya sure of yourself, good Lord 
You walk like you got the only lovin' left hey 
So brother, if you're thinkin' of losin' that feelin' 
Then don't, ha 
'Cause a woman got to use what she got 
To get just what she wants hey! 
Hey hot pants 
A-look a-hot pants won't make ya dance 
But as slick as you are-ah! You make the pants 
Uh! Hey brother, do ya like it? 
The girl over there with the funky pants on ha! 
She can ah! Do the chicken all night long 
The girl over there with the hot pants on uh! 
She can do the Funky Broadway all night long 

The girl over there with the hot pants on 
Filthy MacNasty all night long 
Get down hu! The one over there 
With the mini dress ha! 
I ain't got time, I still dig that mess 
Get down! But I like the hot pants 
Hey! I like a hot pants 

Ooooh! Bring it home! 
One more! Hit me! Aaay! 
Bring it home! Bring it home! 
Oh uh! Bring it on home 
Bring it on home...

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James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. more »

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