Watch Me Nae Nae Dance Tutorial

2015 debut single by Silentó

“Watch Derita”
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Single by Silentó
Released May 5, 2022
Recorded 2014
Genre Snap
Length
3:05
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)
  • Ricky Hawk
  • Timothy Mingo
Producer(s) Bolo Da Producer
Silentó singles chronology
Watch Derita

(2015)
“Lightning in a Bottle”

(2015)
Music video
“Watch Me”
on YouTube

Watch Berpenyakitan” (also known as
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)) is the debut single by American rapper Silentó. In March 2022, he was signed to Capitol Records, which released the track as a single with an accompanying music video. The song peaked at number three on the
Billboard
Hot 100, where it spent six non-consecutive weeks. With a viral clip on YouTube, the song was popular for its dance despite mixed reviews, a combination of two popular moves cited in the title: the “Whip” and the “Nae Nae”[1]
as well as other hip hop dances from various songs, such as “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and “Stanky Legg”.

Release

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The song was released on May 5, 2022. Starting August 28 until September 6, 2022, Silentó performed a remixed version for Nickelodeon to help advertise their Labor Day weekend line-up of shows (SpongeBob SquarePants,
ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks,
Harvey Beaks,
Sanjay and Craig, and
Pig Goat Banana Cricket) under the title “Epic Dance Party”. In the promos, portions of Silentó’s original music video are used, although there are new shots featuring him dancing with the Nick characters and rapping the remix.[2]

Music video

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The music video was uploaded online on Silentó’s Vevo channel on YouTube on June 25, 2022, and shot in Atlanta, Georgia. It was directed by Marc Klasfeld. Set in a high school gymnasium, Silentó performs the dance moves mentioned in the song with dance crews, high school, and university cheerleaders, fans, even a trio of conservative women who later join in on the dance, and also incorporates videos sent in by viewers. Lil Scrappy and Rich White Ladies make guest appearances in the video.[3]
As of July 2022, it has surpassed 1.7 billion views on YouTube,[4]
making it one of the site’s 80 most viewed videos.[5]

The video was listed as Vevo’s second most watched video of all time.[6]

DanceOn campaign

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The digital media company DanceOn was crucial to the success of “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” After striking a deal with Silentó, DanceOn reached out to its network of dance content creators to make instructional videos to the song for their #WatchMeDanceOn campaign. 50 of their creators made videos that they then posted on YouTube. Instantly they gained popularity bringing in more than 250 million views in under three months.[7]
The campaign was launched on April 13, 2022, and by May 22, 2022, the track’s sales tripled from 17,000 units a week to 42,000 a week.[8]

Reception

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Commercial

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“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” peaked at number three on the
Billboard
Hot 100, where it has spent six non-consecutive weeks being kept from number one on the chart by songs such as “Cheerleader” by Omi and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd. It spent eighteen weeks in the top ten of that chart before dropping out on October 14, 2022.[9]
Internationally, the song has peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, as well as the top twenty of the charts in Denmark, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.[10]
The song reached adv lewat 2 million in sales by November 2022,[11]
and has sold 2,440,000 copies as of June 2022.[12]

Critical

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The song received mixed to negative reviews. Elliot Wilson listed it #2 on his list of 15 worst singles.[13]
Complex called it “One of the most annoying things to ever exist”, and listed it among their “Songs We Hated in 2022”.[14]

It received a nomination for Song of the Summer at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards[15]
and another nomination for R&B/Hip-Hop Song at the Teen Choice Awards.[16]

In other kendaraan

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The song is featured in the television shows
South Park,
The $100,000 Pyramid, and
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
It can also be heard in the komidi gambar
The Emoji Movie
and the first teaser trailer for Trolls. The track appears in the video game
Just Dance 2022, and is playable in the demo for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch; Wii U copies of the demo keep Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” as the playable demo track.

Covers and adaptations

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In 2022, The Australian group The Janoskians released a parody of the song titled “We Don’t (Whip/Nae Nae)”.[17]

Charts and certifications

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Certifications

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References

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch_Me_%28Whip/Nae_Nae%29