Twork It Out

Album: 8701 (2001)
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  • Usher coined a new phrase with this song: "twork it out," meaning to stay home and make sweet love. Don't confuse it with "twerk," the booty-popping dance popularized by Beyoncé a few years later in her song "Check On It."

    In the song, Usher takes a night off from the club to set up a special night with his girl, complete with chardonnay and lingerie. They'll be tworking it out until the sun comes up.
  • Usher wrote this song with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who produced the track. They were the primary hitmakers for Janet Jackson, but worked with many other acts as well, including Mariah Carey and Shaggy. They also produced five other tracks from Usher's 8701 album, including the lead single, "U Remind Me."

    The album also featured productions by Babyface, The Neptunes, and Jermaine Dupri, the main man on his previous album, My Way.


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