Get Me Bodied

Album: B'Day (2006)
Charted: 46
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  • Beyoncé took inspiration from her sister Solange Knowles and former Destiny's Child band-mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for her seventh and final single from B'Day. She explained to Billboard magazine: "When I wrote it, I said 'three best friends' because I was thinking about them. They make me laugh so hard, and we are so silly together. Like, we're trying to pretend that we're fierce, but in between takes, we're laughing [uproariously] at our inside jokes."
  • The other songwriters were:
    American songwriter-producer Sean Garrett, who co-wrote Beyoncé's 2005 hit single "Check On It."
    American hip hop producer-rapper Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean who had co-produced songs for Beyoncé before.
    Beyoncé's sister-singer Solange Knowles, who also appeared in the music video along with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
    Beyoncé's cousin Angela Beyincé, who previously collaborated on the Dangerous In Love single "Naughty Girl."
    Up-and-coming songwriter Makeba Riddick, who became part of the B'Day production team after co-writing the album's lead single "Deja Vu."
  • In 2011 Beyoncé re-wrote and re-recorded the song, re-titling it "Move Your Body," as part of a joint campaign with Michelle Obama called "Lets Move! Flash Workout." The idea was to promote healthy eating and exercise, especially among children struggling with obesity and a 'Let's Move! Flash Workout,' video was distributed to junior high school students across the USA.
  • A video of a woman named Deborah Cohan and her doctors breaking out dancing to this song before she underwent a double mastectomy was posted on YouTube in 2013. The clip went viral and the song returned to the Hot 100, with a new peak position of #46 for the week of November 23, 2013.
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