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Rock the Boat (Aaliyah song)

"Rock the Boat" is an R&B song written by Static Major, Eric Seats and Rapture Stewart for Aaliyah's third studio album, Aaliyah (2001). It was co-produced by Keybeats and released as the album's second single in North America in August 2001 (see 2001 in music) and as the 3rd internationl single during the first quarter of 2002 (see 2002 in music). The Hype Williams-directed music video for the song was shot on the weekend of August 25, 2001, just before she accidently died in a plane crash. The song was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.

Music video

The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams. It features Aaliyah dancing on a beach in which She was inspired by the poem "Footprints", also dancing on a boat, and on water in The Bahamas. Filming started on August 22, 2001 and made its world premiere on BET's Access Granted in October 2001. The dance routine was choreographed by Aaliyah's Close Friend Fatima Robinson. The video was put in the 106 & Park hall of fame, making the countdown over 65 times with follow-up "More Than a Woman" making the number-one spot after it was retired. BET has also crowned Aaliyah "Miss 106 & Park". "Rock the Boat" landed at number 2 on BET's Top 100 videos of 2001.


In the Billboard Hot 100, the song entered on the chart dated issue September 8, 2001 at number fifty-seven and peaked at number fourteen on its twelfth week. The song stayed on the chart for twenty-five weeks. The song ranked eighty-fifth on the 2002 year-end chart of Hot 100.

The song reached the top twenty of Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Chart (2001-02) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 49
Belgian Singles Chart 44
Dutch Singles Chart 12
German Top 100 Singles Chart 70
Swiss Singles Chart 59
UK Singles Chart 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 37
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 13


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