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"So Excited"
Single by Janet Jackson featuring Khia
from the album 20 Y.O.
Released August 28, 2006 (digital)
October 31, 2006 (U.S. single)
Format CD single, digital download,
12" single
Recorded 2006, Flyte Tyme Studios
(Santa Barbara, California)
Genre Hip hop, dance-pop, electro
Length 3:16
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, James Phillips, Johnta Austin, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Khia Chambers, Herbie Hancock, Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
Producer Jermaine Dupri, LRoc, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Call on Me"
"So Excited"
20 Y.O. track listing
"20 (Intro)"
"So Excited"
"Show Me"
Khia singles chronology
"Snatch the Cat Back"
"So Excited"
"What They Do"

"So Excited" is a song by American R&B and pop singer–songwriter Janet Jackson, featuring rapper Khia. Released on August 28, 2006[1] as the second single from Jackson's ninth studio album, 20 Y.O. (2006), it peaked at number ninety on the Billboard Hot 100, but managed to become Jackson's seventeenth number-one dance hit.


Song information

The song is a dance track which samples Herbie Hancock's 1983 song "Rockit"; this is the second time Jackson has sampled a song by Hancock, with the first time being 2004's "All Nite (Don't Stop)", which samples his 1975 song "Hang up Your Hang Ups". The song premiered on August 19, 2006 on Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Radio on Atlanta radio station WVEE. The Radio Edit silences "inside of" in the line "my body is in overdrive dying to have you inside of me" and "thumpin'" in the line "I'ma keep your body thumpin'".

The song was made available for digital download as a free with 20 Y.O. pre-orders on iTunes on August 29, 2006. It debuted on BET's 106 & Park on the album's release date, September 26, 2006.

She has performed the song on Rock Witchu Tour.

Chart performance

"So Excited" debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number seventy-five on September 30, 2006, eventually peaking at number thirty-four. It peaked at number ninety on the Billboard Hot 100, which was considered a disappointment. After two singles that did not chart well, Virgin released no other singles commercially from the album. Nevertheless, pn the Hot Dance Club Play chart, "So Excited" became Jackson's twenty-second consecutive top ten single and her seventeenth number-one hit.

Music video

The music video for "So Excited" was filmed in Los Angeles on August 23–24, 2006.[2] Joseph Kahn directed the video,[3] which premiered on September 13, 2006 on BET's Access Granted.

On October 31, 2006, "So Excited" hit number one on BET's 106 & Park; it also reached number one on MuchMoreMusic's daily top ten and number nine on that channel's weekly Countdown.[4]

In the music video, Khia's guest appearance was limited to just a spoken part in the chorus. During the Access Granted show, her rap verse was shown being filmed. Video director Joseph Kahn stated during Access Granted that this is the first video he has ever filmed using digital video cameras only. Multiple versions of the video were made. The original version (containing Khia's rap, and is brighter), a revised version (a brighter version with different scenes, also known as the "VH1 Version" among fans), and the premiere version (a darker version, previewed on Access Granted, also known as the "BET Version" among fans). Until October 10, 2006, MTV refused to play "So Excited". The video finally aired during MTV Video Wake-up, but was not eligible for vote on TRL.

Track listings

UK CD 1 (B000K4X37S)[5]

  1. Album Version – 3:19
  2. "Call on Me" (Luny Tunes Main Mix) – 3:42

UK CD 2 (B000JU7K7W)[6]

  1. Album Version – 3:19
  2. Junior Vasquez Club Mix – 7:17
  3. Bimbo Jones Club Mix – 7:13
  4. Enhanced Video

U.S. and European promo CD single

  1. Album Version – 3:17
  2. Radio Edit – 3:16
  3. Album Instrumental – 3:15

U.S. 12" promo single (0946 3 74824 1 4 8)[7]

  1. Album Version – 3:15
  2. Radio Edit – 3:15
  3. Album Instrumental – 3:15
  4. Album A Cappella – 3:12

U.S. promo CD single [8]

  1. Junior Vasquez Club Edit – 7:22
  2. Junior Vasquez Dub Edit – 7:13
  3. Junior Vasquez Mix Show Edit – 5:10
  4. Junior Vasquez Radio Edit – 3:18
  5. Bimbo Jones Club Edit – 6:45
  6. Bimbo Jones Dub Edit – 6:48
  7. Bimbo Jones Radio Edit – 3:10
  8. Album Version – 3:14

U.S. 12" single (0946 3 81149 1 8)[9]

  1. Junior Vasquez Club – 7:17
  2. Junior Vasquez Instrumental Dub – 7:13
  3. Bimbo Jones Club – 6:45
  4. Bimbo Jones Instrumental Dub – 6:48

Official versions

  • Album Version – 3:15
  • Radio Edit – 3:15
  • Album Instrumental – 3:15
  • Album A Cappella – 3:12
  • Rap Remix featuring Fabolous and Fat Man Scoop – 3:44
  • Junior Vasquez Radio Edit – 3:18
  • Junior Vasquez World Mixshow
  • Junior Vasquez Mixshow Edit – 5:11
  • Junior Vasquez Club Mix – 7:22
  • Junior Vasquez Dub Mix / Junior Vasquez Instrumental Dub – 7:14
  • Bimbo Jones Radio Edit – 3:10
  • Bimbo Jones Club Remix – 6:45
  • Bimbo Jones Dub Edit / Bimbo Jones Remix Instrumental – 6:48
  • Eddie Baez Mix – 8:58
  • Khia's Hood Remix – 4:14 (not commissioned by Virgin Records)


Chart (2006) Peak
Australian Club Chart 41
Finnish Singles Chart[10] 9
Global Dance Tracks[11] 25
Italian Singles Chart 37
Japanese Singles Chart 13
Spanish Singles Chart[10] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[12] 90
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[12] 34
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[12] 80
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[12] 1

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"I Believe" by Georgie Porgie
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 13, 2007
Succeeded by
"Hurt" by Christina Aguilera



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