Lose Control

Album: The Cookbook (2005)
Charted: 7 3


  • This song, from Missy Elliott's sixth album The Cookbook, is mainly about dancing to the music. Guest performer Ciara told MTV News: "It's about music, how music makes you feel and makes you lose control."
  • Ciara and Fatman Scoop are featured as guest performers on this track. Elliott also worked with Ciara on "1, 2 Step" for her debut album Goodies. That song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration but lost to "Numb/Encore" by Jay-Z and Linkin Park.
  • Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee stars in the second part of the music video when Fatman Scoop is repeating verses. This section is not part of the album version of the song. The video won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, beating Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc.," Jamiroquai's "Feels Just Like it Should," Martina McBride's "God's Will" and Sarah McLachlan's "World on Fire."
  • Elliott closed her performance at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show with a bit of this song. The star of the show, Katy Perry, left the stage at this point so she could be strapped into her shooting star contraption and fly around the stadium for her final number.
  • The song experienced a resurgence in 2020 thanks to the Dancing Triangle meme, which was started by a short video posted on Twitter of a computer-animated "triforce" triangle dancing to the first few seconds of the song. The animation itself comes from a 2006 episode of the unofficial web series The Legend of Zelda: The Light of Courage.

Comments: 2

  • Ali from St. Louis, MoAccording to Missy Elliot, this song is about the effect music can have on people, and how it can influence them and their lives.
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