500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Missy Elliott, 'Get Ur Freak On'

466. 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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