\"Milkshake\" is a song by American singer Kelis from her third studio album, Tasty (2003). Written and produced by the Neptunes, the song was originally offered to Britney Spears for her fourth studio album, In the Zone, but was instead given to Kelis. It was released as the lead single from Tasty in the United States on August 25, 2003, by Star Trak and Arista Records, and internationally on November 24, 2003. According to Kelis, \"milkshake\" in the song is used as a metaphor for \"something that makes women special\". The song is noted for its euphemistic chorus and low beat R&B sound.
When asked about the meaning of the song, Kelis told The Observer that \"It means whatever people want it to; it was just a word we came up with on a whim, but then the song took on a life of its own.\" However, in an interview with the Associated Press, she likened one's milkshake to one's self-confidence: \"A milkshake is the thing that makes women special. It's what gives us our confidence and what makes us exciting.\"
\"Milkshake\" is an R&B song, and Joey Rivaldo of About.com described it as a \"low beat dance song\". The song is noted for its chorus, in which Kelis sings \"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard\". The line was referred to as a \"sexy, euphemistic playground rap\" by MTV News. The song's riff was described as \"blaring synth-funk\". Unlike many urban pop songs, which rely on drum machines, the beat consists of a lone darbuka playing a rhythm similar to a belly dance. A manjira sample resembling an order-up counter bell is used throughout the song. Andy Kellman of AllMusic compared the song's suggestive lyrics to \"Nasty Girl\" by Vanity 6, \"In My House\" by Mary Jane Girls and \"Touch It\" by Monifah. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by EMI Music Publishing, \"Milkshake\" has a moderate beat rate of 113 beats per minute.
\"Milkshake\" received critical acclaim upon its release, both for its inventive and groundbreaking production as well as Kelis' vocal performance.About.com's Joey Rivaldo rated the song four out of five stars, and stated: \"Clearly this is the case of my milkshake is better than yours, so grab yours quick, or we'll have to charge.\" While reviewing the soundtrack to the film Mean Girls (2004), in which \"Milkshake\" is featured, Heather Phares of AllMusic wrote that the song describes \"the movie's playfully menacing undercurrent\", and called the song \"fantastic\", and that it is \"basically a three-minute tutorial in sex appeal.\" Rollie Pemberton of Pitchfork called the song \"brilliant\", and said: \"Equal parts cantina gyration and future-funk, Kelis plays the coquette, enticing the entire American male populace with rhythmic coos while simultaneously providing an apt tutorial for aspiring temptresses.\" Bjorn Randolph of Stylus Magazine said that the song \"may well be remembered as their [the Neptunes'] masterpiece\".
The music video for \"Milkshake\" was directed by Jake Nava. In the video, Kelis enters a diner called Tasty's Yard. She dances suggestively, and puts her lips around a cherry, which causes a mother to cover her child's eyes. A cook, played by rapper Nas, starts delivering milkshakes to the customers while Kelis dances. A milkshake machine then starts spurting milkshake all over the customers, and more and more people enter the \"yard\". FHM named the music video the 73rd sexiest music video by a female performer of all time and commented: \"Here she's backed up by a posse of dancers wearing tiny diner uniforms. The way she sucks a milkshake and bites a cherry is just unfairly sexy\", and said that the best part is when Kelis demonstrates a \"perfect bending-over-oven technique\".
This is not meant to be a formal definition of milkshake like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of milkshake that will help our users expand their word mastery.
The changes keep coming. After it was revealed that Beyoncé was changing some offensive lyrics following backlash, it seems she's also made some changes to her track \"Energy\" off her recently released album, Renaissance.
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