500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Missy Elliott, 'Get Ur Freak On'

Writers: Elliott, Timbaland
Producer: Timbaland
Released: March '01, Gold Mind/Elektra
25 weeks; No. 7

Elliott was convinced that Miss E needed one more track. So Timbaland cooked up a stuttering, tabla-laden beat based on bhangra, an Indian dance genre he heard while traveling, and plucked out the signature six-note riff on a tumbi, a one-stringed Punjabi guitar.

Appears on: Miss E … So Addictive (Atlantic/ATG)

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