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Outkast Hey Ya Rankings:

Outkast Hey Ya album#1 Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks (2004)
#180 Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004)
Best Single of the Year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics Poll
#1 on charts Canada and Australia and charted in twenty-eight countries around the world
#9 Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (2004)
#1 Dance Radio Airplay (2004)
#64 Hot Digital Songs (2005)
#16 Modern Rock Tracks
4 MTV Music Awards for Best Video of the Year
Certified 3x Platinum

Outkast Hey Ya is another ridiculously successful single from Andre�s �The Love Below.� The first single off the album (along with �The Way You Move� from Big Boi�s Speakerboxxx), the Hey Ya lyrics are very simple and direct. Even still, the energetic rhythm of the beat along with the message the song presents about love provide for a powerful song that has earned its way to the top of the charts as a classic single, achieving 3x platinum.

Hey Ya was written and produced completely by Andre 3000. He also made all the instruments for the song, with the exception of keyboards, which Dre collaborated with one of the keyboardists for �The Love Below.�

The song is another abstract exploration of the different aspects of love. In the song, the narrator is not sure about the way his girlfriend feels for him just as he is unsure of his feelings for his girlfriend. In reaction to his uncertainty, he decides to take on an �ice cold� stand-off approach to his relationship.

The Hey Ya video is loosely based on The Beatles� milestone appearance on �The Ed Sullivan Show�. In the video, Andre 3000 plays all roles in a fictional band performing in London. The video was actually designed to be shown in sequence with �The Way You Move". The video has a bridging sequence in the longer �Hey Ya/The Way You Move� video, which can be seen in �The Outkast: The Videos DVD.�

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Favorite Lines

But separate�s always better when there's feelings involved

Doesn�t this line say just say a lot? The relationship between the two individuals that are �just friends� and never an actual couple. The two people who are so happy when they're separate but miserable when together. Great Line.


Why oh, why oh, why oh are we so in denialWhen we are not happy heeeerrreeee...

This line basically speaks for itself. The denial of the truth. You�re not happy with your love but you wanna pretend like you are.


Y'all don't want me here you just wanna dance

I really like this line because Dre basically tells them in an happy, joyful way that he knows that you just want to ignore him some more and pretend like you can�t hear the realities of what he is saying. Instead, you wanna just dance away your problems and confusions about love.




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