|Released September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)|
Format CD single digital download
"Sexy and I Know It" is a hit song by American duo LMFAO from their second studio album, Sorry for Party Rocking. It was released as the third single from the album on 16 September 2011. The song was written by Stefan Kendal Gordy, GoonRock, Erin Beck, George M. Robertson and Kenneth Oliver, and it was produced by Party Rock. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 7, 2012 and remained there for two weeks.
The song became LMFAO's second number one hit (after "Party Rock Anthem") on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making them the first duo to have two successive number-one singles since OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (2003) and "The Way You Move" (2004). The song also reached number one in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and charted within the top ten in nearly every country in which it charted. The song was featured in the season 5, episode 12 of Gossip Girl. and in the Glee episode, "The Spanish Teacher". "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded a cover as part of his polka medley "NOW That's What I Call Polka!" for his 2014 album Mandatory Fun as well as in an M&M's commercial and Specsavers advert. The song is also featured in the films Hotel Transylvania, American Reunion, Ate que a Sorte nos Separe 2, Tapped Out, Think Like a Man Too, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. It's also used in other television shows including Gossip Girl, Mulheres Ricas, Grey's Anatomy, New Girl, Polizeiruf 110, Las Vega's, Boom Town, Girls, and Mike & Mike.
The song is composed in the key of G minor.. The song is similar in humor to the Right Said Fred song I'm Too Sexy.
The music video for "Sexy and I Know It" was filmed in Venice, California, and uploaded on LMFAO's YouTube channel on September 16, 2011. It features Redfoo and a group of men including Hok from Quest Crew, The Shuffle Bot, Nathan Pasley and Q dancing around town in speedos in front of women. In several scenes it shows Redfoo lifting weights. Chelsea Korka, Ron Jeremy, Wilmer Valderrama, Alistair Overeem, Victor Kim, Steve Terada, Lola Blanc, Ryan Conferido, Ryan Feng of Quest Crew, Mindy Robinson, Angelo Marconi, Darren Mabee, Darla George, and Simon Rex all have cameos in the video. The music video on YouTube was flagged for sexual content. The final shot of the video pays homage to the final shot of Michael Jackson's Thriller: it shows Shuffle Bot leaving with the girls while it turns its head towards the camera behind it and the image freezes.
- "Sexy and I Know It" (album version) – 3:19
- "Sexy and I Know It" (Mord Fustang) – 5:21
- "Sexy and I Know It" (Audiobot Remix) – 5:55
- "Sexy and I Know It" (Mord Fustang Remix) – 5:19
- "Sexy and I Know It" (Tomba and Borgore Remix) – 3:41
- "Sexy and I Know It" (LA Riots Remix) – 5:40
- "Sexy and I Know It" (DallasK Remix) – 5:42
- "Sexy and I Know It" (Fuego's Moombahton Remix) – 3:51
- "Sexy and I Know It" (MADEin82 Remix ft Sky Blu) – 6:01