"Naughty Girl" is song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for her debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). It was written by Robert Waller, Angela Beyincé, Scott Storch and Knowles, and produced by the last two. The song was released by Columbia Records as the fourth and final single from the album to US radios on March 14, 2004, and was available as a physical release the next month. Musically, "Naughty Girl" is a R&B and disco song that interpolates from the Donna Summer's song, "Love to Love You Baby" (1975). Influenced by Arabian, dancehall, and reggae music, the song contains lyrics that reference to a celebration of sexual lust and conquest, leading up to a desire for a one-night stand.
"Naughty Girl" was received with positive reviews by music critics, who praised Knowles' assertive vocals and the song's sensual vibe. However, opinions about how convincingly Knowles was able to portray a naughty girl were polarized. The song was nominated in the category Best R&B/Soul Single by a Female Artist at the 2005 Soul Train Music Awards. "Naughty Girl" reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Knowles' fourth consecutive release from the album to reach the top five on that chart. The single reached the top ten in New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. "Naughty Girl" was certified gold by the American, Australian and New Zealander trade associations of record producers.
The single's accompanying music video was directed by Jake Nava and was inspired by the dancing of Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in the 1953 musical comedy film, The Band Wagon. It features Knowles flirtatiously and seductively dancing with R&B singer Usher to portray a naughty girl. The video received four nominations at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards and eventually won the Best Female Video accolade. The song was included on Knowles' set lists on her tours. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized "Naughty Girl" as one of the most performed songs of 2005 at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. "Naughty Girl" has been covered by singer-songwriter Roesy and band Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine. File Hashes