Monday, October 10, 2011
NAUGHTY GIRL ~ BEYONCE
"Naughty Girl" is song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for her debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). . An R&B-disco song, "Naughty Girl" includes samples the refrain of a 1975 Donna Summer's song , "Love to Love You Baby" and is influenced by Arabian,dancehall, and reggae music. Its lyrics make reference to a celebration of sexual lust and conquest, culminating in a desire for a one-night stand. "Naughty Girl" spawned was favorably received by music critics who praised Knowles' assertive vocals and the song's sensual vibe. However, opinions about how convincingly Knowles was able to portray a naughty girl were polarized. The song was nominated in the category Best R&B/Soul Single by a Female Artist at the 2005 Soul Train Music Awards. Though "Naughty Girl" failed to match the success of "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy", it was more immediately successful. "Naughty Girl" reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Knowles' fourth consecutive release from the album to reach the top five on that chart. The single's accompanying music video was directed by Jake Nava and was inspired by the dancing of Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in the 1953 musical comedy film, The Band Wagon. It features Knowles flirtatiously and seductively dancing with Atlanta singer Usher to portray a naughty girl.