chapter  5
Oh My! (The Sexual Healing Interlude)
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There probably waso't anrone who even casually listened to urban radio in the early. months 0[2002 that had not been drawn into the gyrationinducing, mystical sound that was Tweet's song "Oops (Oh My)." The song topped the Billboard urban music chart and peaked at number eight on the BillhoardHot 100 chart. The song appears on Tweet's debut projeet, Soufhern Humminghird. Produced by Tim (call me Timbaland) Moseley, who has laced the likes ofMissy Elliot, Ginuwine,Jay Z, and the late Aaliyah, the song ranks among Moseley's best productions. But beyand the groove, the song has generated attention because of its unbridled expressions of sexuality. It is easily one of the most explicitly sexual songs in pop music since George Michaellaid waste to his glampop Wham image with his first solo release, "I Want Your Sex." To say the least the song is controversial As parent Nicole Cardwell opined, "I thought it was disgusting .... I just don't think kids should be told how to do those things.'" Another mother said that her seven-year-old daughter was singing the song around the house before she was able to fully understand what her daughter was singing. The woman admits that the ,"song is hot and stuff, but I think it needs to be a little bit cleaned Up."2 While young children may pick up on the theme of the song (holla back, Jocelyn Elders), there are more important issues about black female sexuality that are at the heart of the song.