Songs written by Missy Elliott

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  1. 1, 2 Step

    1, 2 Step


    "1, 2 Step" is a song recorded by Ciara and Missy Elliott for Ciara's debut album, Goodies. Written by Ciara and Missy Elliott and produced by Jazze Pha, it was released as the album's second single on October 23, 2004 in the United States and the second quarter of 2005 internationally. It peaked within the top ten of the charts in several countries worldwide, including Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The song is heavily inspired by 1980s electro music production. Throughout the song, Ciara gives a description of how the song's beat feels as she demands party-goers to dance to the music. "1, 2 Step" was ranked 59th on Billboard's Top 100 Songs of the Decade. In the United States, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for seven weeks.

  2. Let It Go

    Let It Go (2007)


    "Let It Go" is a song by American R&B recording artist Keyshia Cole. It was written by Cole, Jack Knight, Cainon Lamb, Lil' Kim, and Melissa Elliott her second album Just Like You (2007) and samples "Juicy Fruit" by Mtume, and "Don't Stop the Music" by Yarbrough and Peoples, while also interpolating "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G., who also sampled "Juicy Fruit." Production was handled by Elliott and Lamb, with Lil'Kim and Elliott also appearing as featured vocalists on the track.

  3. Can't Go for That

    Can't Go for That (2000)


    "Can't Go for That" is a song by Canadian recording artist Tamia. It was written by Missy Elliott, Brycyn Evans and Roosevelt "Bink" Harrell for her second studio album A Nu Day (2000), featuring main production from the latter. Musically, the song includes an interpolation of "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" as performed by Hall & Oates. "Can't Go for That" was released as the album's lead single in 2000 and peaked at number 23 on Billboard‍ '​s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

  4. 4 Page Letter

    4 Page Letter (1996)


    "4 Page Letter" is a contemporary R&B song recorded by American singer Aaliyah. The song was written by producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosley and Missy Elliott. Mosley produced the song and Elliott provided background vocals. It is the fourth single (third in North America) released from Aaliyah's second studio album, One in a Million (see 1997 in music).

  5. I'll Do Anything/ I'm Sorry

    I'll Do Anything/ I'm Sorry (1996)


    I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry is a song by R&B singer Ginuwine. It was the fourth single released from Ginuwine...the Bachelor.

  6. Free Yourself

    Free Yourself


    "Free Yourself" was the fourth single and is the title track of Fantasia's debut album Free Yourself. The song peaked at number 41 on The Billboard Hot 100 and like "Truth Is" was a major success on the R&B charts. The single reached number three on the US R&B/Hip Hop chart, and peaked at number one on the US Adult R&B Airplay chart. "Free Yourself" was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance), and is also the winner of an ASCAP R&B/Hip-Hop award.

  7. You Don't Have To Worry

    You Don't Have To Worry (1996)


    "You Don't Have to Worry" is the third single from New Edition's sixth studio album, Home Again (1996). The song was released as the remixed "vocal version" featuring female rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and as a B-side with the accompanying second single "I'm Still in Love with You". The single version also features production by Stevie J and co-written credits by R&B group 112, while the album version credits production by Sean "Puffy" Combs and Chucky Thompson. Additional rap verses from New Edition members Ronnie DeVoe and Michael Bivins are featured on the track as well.

  8. Call Me

    Call Me (2002)


    "Call Me" is a song by American R&B-soul singer–songwriter Tweet. It was written by Missy Elliott and produced by Timbaland for Tweet's debut album, Southern Hummingbird (2002). Upon the pending release of Southern Hummingbird, "Call Me" was released to urban radio outlets. Soon as the song began to pick up heavy airplay, it debuted on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at 67. The song would later peak at number 9 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, making it Tweet's second top ten hit on that chart.

  9. I Care 4 U

    I Care 4 U (2003)


    "I Care 4 U" is a song by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. It was written by Missy Elliott and producer Timbaland. The song was originally recorded by Aaliyah for her 1996 album One in a Million, but scrapped after that album's completion.

  10. One In A Million

    One In A Million (1996)


    "One in a Million" is an R&B song by American recording artist Aaliyah from her second studio album, One in a Million (1996). The song was the third main single from One in a Million following "Got to Give It Up", but in North America the song was the second single, because "Got to Give It Up" was not released until 1998 in the U.S.

  11. No Panties

    No Panties (2002)


    "No Panties" is an R&B-Hip hop song written by American female rappers Trina, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott for Trina's second studio album, Diamond Princess. The song featured R&B singer Tweet and was released as the album's second single in 2002 in the United States.

  12. Are You Feelin' Me

    Are You Feelin' Me (2002)


    Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak his directorial debut, and fight choreography by Corey Yuen. The film stars Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, Delroy Lindo, Henry O, Anthony Anderson and DMX. The film was released in the United States on March 22, 2000.

  13. Can We

    Can We (1997)


    "Can We" is a song by American R&B trio SWV. It featured guest vocals by Missy Elliott and production by Timbaland and Elliott. The song was also released as the lead single from SWV's third album, Release Some Tension (1997), and the original soundtrack to the 1997 film, Booty Call.

  14. Trippin



    "Trippin'" is a song by R&B girl group Total, released as the first single from their second album in 1998. It was also their second release working with production/writing duo Missy Elliott & Timbaland, after What About Us?, although Timbaland this time provided only co-production and instrumentation, with the pairs' longtime collaborator Darryl Pearson instead handling main production with Elliott. Elliott was also often given a "featuring" credit (likely to create increased publicity for the track) despite only providing background vocals and spoken word to the song. The track was by far the group's biggest hit, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

  15. My Love Is Like... Wo

    My Love Is Like... Wo (2003)


    "My Love Is Like... Wo" is a song by American recording artist Mýa, released as the lead single from her third studio album, Moodring (2003). Mýa re-teamed up with rapper Missy Elliott after the global success of "Lady Marmalade" (2001) to record the song. Before being released, it took Mýa a whole year to decide to record the song because of its graphic lyrical content. The song was written by Elliott along with brothers Charles and Kenneth Bereal. Lyrically, the mid-tempo song is about self-love.

  16. If Your Girl Only Knew

    If Your Girl Only Knew (1996)


    "If Your Girl Only Knew" is a R&B/dance-pop song written by Missy Elliott and Timbaland for Aaliyah's second studio album, One in a Million (1996). It also was produced by Timbaland, and released as the album's lead single during the third quarter of 1996 (see 1996 in music). The song was re-released in 1998 as a limited edition double A-side single with the single, "One in a Million". Notably, "If Your Girl Only Knew" was one of the earliest songs that showcased the production talent of Timbaland.

  17. Bad Girl

    Bad Girl (2008)


    "Bad Girl" is a song recorded by American girl group Danity Kane. This song was penned by Mary Brown, Jim Beanz, Devin "DLP" Parker, Danja and Missy Elliott. Produced by Danja and featuring guest vocals by Elliott, it is not only the second and final single from the band's second studio album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, it is also the last release from the group before their early 2009 breakup, and the last with now-former members D. Woods and Aundrea Fimbres. Released on July 1, 2008 by Bad Boy/Atlantic, it did not do as well and the group's preceding single "Damaged", only peaking at 85 on the Pop 100.

  18. Burnin' up

    Burnin' up (2002)


    "Burnin' Up" is a song by American recording artist Faith Evans featuring American rapper Loon, taken up from the former's third studio album, Faithfully (2001). It was composed by Evans, Chauncey Hawkins, and The Neptunes members Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams.

  19. Lose Control

    Lose Control (2005)


    "Lose Control" is a song by American rapper/songwriter Missy Elliott featuring singer Ciara and rapper Fatman Scoop. It was released as the lead single from Elliott's sixth studio album, The Cookbook. It contains samples from Cybotron's "Clear", Hot Streak's "Body Work" and Les Rythmes Digitales' "Music Makes You Lose Control". The song peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and in the top thirties in various countries. "Lose Control" received generally favorable reviews and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  20. Get Ur Freak On

    Get Ur Freak On (2001)


    "Get Ur Freak On" is a song by American recording artist Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. It was written and produced by Elliott and Timbaland for her third studio album Miss E... So Addictive (2001). Based on heavy bhangra elements, a popular music and dance form from the Punjab state of India, the song features a six-note base that is a Punjabi melody played on a tumbi, a stringed Indian instrument.

  21. 4 My People

    4 My People (2001)


    "4 My People" is a song by American recording artist Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. It was written by Elliott, Timbaland, Eve Jeffers, Nisan Stewart, Craig Brockman and Dante Nolan for Elliott's third studio album Miss E... So Addictive (2001), featuring production by Nisan and D-Man.

  22. Whatcha Think About That

    Whatcha Think About That (2008)


    "Whatcha Think About That" is a song recorded by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls from their second studio album, Doll Domination (2008). Produced by Esther Dean, Melissa Elliott, Mickael Furnon, Jamal Jones and Jason Perry. It was released as the third single in the United Kingdom and France and second in the United States. The song has bhangra-style beats with R&B elements. The song received mixed reviews, with critics stating that it was "disappointing after the hyperactive pop brilliance of 'When I Grow Up'."

  23. Work

    Work (2009)


    "Work" is a song recorded by American recording artist Ciara for her third studio album Fantasy Ride (2009). It was released by LaFace Records on July 24, 2009, as the album's fifth and final single. Rapper Missy Elliott provides featured vocals on the song. Ciara and Elliott wrote it in collaboration with its producers Nate "Danja" Hills and Marcella Araica. "Work" is a fast-paced electropop and dance song with elements of house and hip hop. Ciara described it as an energetic club track, and considered it initially as the lead single of Fantasy Ride.

  24. We Run This

    We Run This (2005)


    "We Run This" is the third U.S. single from rapper Missy Elliott's 2005 album The Cookbook, and the lead single from her 2006 compilation Respect M.E.. It samples elements from the The Sugarhill Gang version of The Shadows' song "Apache" and was released in early 2006 (see 2006 in music) in the U.S., where it peaked at number forty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released in the UK on August 21, 2006 and launched Elliott back into the UK top forty after "Teary Eyed" was her first single to miss it.

  25. Hot Boyz

    Hot Boyz (1999)


    "Hot Boyz" is a song by rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo. The remix version of the song was an urban hit featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip. The remix broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart on the issue dated January 15, 2000; as well as spending 16 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from December 4, 1999 to March 25, 2000. The song also reached number 5 on the US Hot 100 on January 15, 2000. In the UK, the song became the biggest hit from the Da Real World album; it peaked at #18, being Missy's sixth top 40 and fourth top 20 solo success.

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