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"Beep"
Single by Pussycat Dolls featuring will.i.am
from the album PCD
B-side "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)" (Remix)
Released February 28, 2006 (U.S.)
February 27, 2006 (UK)
Format V-Single, CD single, 12" single
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Pop, dance-pop, urban pop
Length 3:49
Label A&M
Writer(s) William Adams, Kara DioGuardi, Jeff Lynne
Producer will.i.am
Pussycat Dolls chronology
"Stickwitu"
(2005)
"Beep"
(2006)
"Buttons"
(2006)
will.i.am chronology
"La Paga"
(2004)
"Beep"
(2006)
"I Love My Chick"
(2006)
Music video
"Beep" at YouTube

"Beep" is the third single released by American recording group the Pussycat Dolls' from their debut album PCD. "Beep" was a moderate success worldwide, having scored within the top twenty on the majority of the charts on which it was rated. "Beep" became the group's third Billboard top twenty success, having reached a maximum position of #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Song information

"Beep" had initially been set for release as the second single after "Don't Cha". However, the single was delayed due to the fact that the Black Eyed Peas had just released their single "My Humps". Management felt both songs carried a somewhat similar message, and since "Beep" features vocals from will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, they felt best to delay the single ("Stickwitu" was released in its place). However, promotional vinyl records were sent to nightclubs. "Beep" received very little play in nightclubs, therefore never scoring when it was originally released.

This is first single by the Pussycat Dolls that features two other singers with solo parts. Carmit Bachar and Melody Thornton sing a verse of the bridge towards the end of the song. After the departure of Carmit and during live versions, her verse are covered by Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt & Ashley Roberts, who each sang a portion of Carmit's verse. Its main riff is sampled from Electric Light Orchestra's "Evil Woman" written by Jeff Lynne.

Co-writer Kara DioGuardi also co-wrote the track "Two Way," recorded by Nicole Scherzinger's previous group Eden's Crush, plus the PCD tracks "I Don't Need a Man" and "Flirt."

Beep was referenced in the 2007 movie Epic Movie. There are bikini-clad women singing in the similar style of PCD with a tune that sounds similar to "Beep".

Music video

The video (directed by Benny Boom) starts with Scherzinger meeting Will.i.am in an elevator. Will.i.am explains his attraction to which Scherzinger replies by implying she doesn't care about him looking at her. She then enters the Dolls apartment, and, concluding the chorus, they begin a dance routine throughout the second verse. Will.i.am then enters the room, but quickly exits as Bachar throws a bottle of water at him. The Dolls are then seen at a nightclub and a dance break ensues. They are then seen in solo dance spots in front of a large set of speakers. Scherzinger, Bachar and Thornton are seen with Will.i.am, as the video comes to a close.

Chart performance

"Beep" debuted at number ninety-three on the US Billboard Hot 100, and eventually peaked at number-thirteen becoming the Dolls' third consecutive top 20 success, but failed to match the success of its predecessors, "Don't Cha" and "Stickwitu" which both became Billboard top 10 hits. In Canada "Beep" was not a commercial success, peaking at number forty-eight on the Canadian Singles Chart and number forty-five on the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart.

In the United Kingdom, "Beep" debuted and peaked at number-two on the UK Singles Chart becoming the Dolls' third consecutive top 3 success, but spent a relatively short 11 weeks on the chart.[1] "Beep" was also a success in Ireland where it peaked at number-two on the Irish Singles Chart, thanks to the song's success in the United Kingdom. This makes "Beep" the dolls' third consecutive top 3 success there.

"Beep" was also successful across Oceania. In Australia "Beep" debuted and peaked at number-three for two non-consecutive weeks on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the group's third consecutive top 3 success there also, and was certified Gold by ARIA for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.[2] "Beep" was ranked as the 24th best seller in Australia for 2006, and was one of four songs to have made the Australian ARIA Year-End Singles Chart for 2006 along with "Stickwitu", "Buttons" and "I Don't Need A Man". In New Zealand, "Beep" debuted at number twenty-five on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart, and the following week ascended to its peak at number-one where it spent seven consecutive weeks, becoming the group's third consecutive number-one success there. "Beep" ended as the year's second best seller, and is the group's most successful single there to date.[3]

"Beep" was also a success in Europe and scored a peak position of number-two on the European Hot 100. "Beep" performed the best in Belgium where it topped the singles chart for a week becoming the Dolls' second number one single there after "Don't Cha".[4] "Beep" was also a success in the Netherlands where it peaked at number-two for two consecutive weeks, becoming the Dolls' third consecutive song to have peaked at number-two following its predecessors, "Don't Cha" and "Stickwitu".[5] "Beep" reached the top 5 in Norway, the top 10 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, and the top 20 in Sweden.

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 3
Austrian Singles Chart 7
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 1
Canadian BDS Airplay Chart 48
Czech Airplay Chart 6
Dutch Singles Chart 2
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 3
Finnish Singles Chart 11
French Singles Chart 10
German Singles Chart 5
Greece Singles Chart 10
Irish Singles Chart 2
Italian FIMI Singles Chart 10
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart 15
Romanian Singles Chart[6] 33
UK Singles Chart 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13

Track listings and formats

  • U.S. promo CD
  1. Beep [LP Version]
  2. Beep [Instrumental]
  3. Beep [Reggaeton Remix]
  • U.S. iTunes single
  1. Beep [Album Version]
  2. Beep [Video]
  • UK CD1
  1. Beep [Album Version]
  2. Hot Stuff (I Want You Back) [Remix Version]
  • UK CD2
  1. Beep [Radio Version]
  2. Hot Stuff (I Want You Back) [Remix Version]
  3. Beep [CD-Rom Video]
  4. Sway [CD-Rom Video]
  • EU CD
  1. Beep [Album Version]
  2. Don't Cha [Live Version]
  3. Hot Stuff (I Want You Back) [Remix Version]
  4. Beep [Video]
  • Unofficial Remixes

Breno Bretto Club Mix

Procession and succession

Preceded by
"Check on It" by Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug
RIANZ (New Zealand) number-one single
March 27, 2006 – May 15, 2006
Succeeded by
"Touch It" by Busta Rhymes

References

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