‘Body Party’ just fell out of the Top 20 on Billboard Hot 100 but Ciara definitely has a plan to get it back up there. In the latest ‘GQ+A’ for GQ Magazine CiCi discusses how she knew the track was a hit and what’s next.
GQ: This year’s been great for you. Your new album, Ciara, was a hit and “Body Party” went Gold—it’s one of my favorite tracks this year.
Ciara: It’s one of those songs that happened fast, because it has such a sweet vibe. I can’t even lie, when we were mixing it, I was listening to it over and over like a fan. I don’t like using obvious samples, but it felt right—I couldn’t ignore the track the way [producer] Mike Will flipped the sample of “My boo.” It’s one of those songs a girl can sing to her man and where guys don’t have to feel too cool to slow dance with your girl.