In 2001, "Lady Marmalade" was featured as part of a medley in the film Moulin Rouge!. For the film's soundtrack

Lady Marmalade

Christina AguileraLil' KimMýa, and Pink recorded a cover version; it was released as the soundtrack's first single in spring 2001. Produced by Missy Elliott and writing partner Rockwilder, it features an intro and outro from Elliott. A lyric was changed from the original version, with the song's setting being transferred from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. The song became a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the second time, reaching number one in its eighth week and spending five weeks at the top of the chart. It was the third song in Billboard chart history (after Aaliyah's 2000 single "Try Again" and Shaggy's 2001 single "Angel") to hit number one without being released in a major commercially available single format. "Lady Marmalade" was Aguilera's fourth US number-one single and first-time number-ones for Kim, Pink and Mýa in the US. For Aguilera, the song would be her last Hot 100 number one until 2011's "Moves Like Jagger" collaboration with Maroon 5. It would be Pink's only number-one hit until 2008, when her single "So What" reached the top. It remained in the top forty for seventeen weeks in the country, and topped the charts in fifteen different countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. "Lady Marmalade" is the best-selling single for Lil' Kim and Mýa. The song was included on non-US versions of Aguilera's first greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits. As of December 2001, the song had sold 5.2 million copies worldwide. 

Music VideoEdit

The music video, directed by Paul Hunter, features all four performers in lingerie, also rapper Missy Elliott makes a couple of small appearences in the video and was filmed at the end of March 2001 on sets (Los Angeles) built to resemble the actual Moulin Rouge night club around the turn of the century (1890–1910). The video won the MTV Video Music Award for "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Video from a Film"; it was also nominated for "Best Dance Video", "Best Pop Video", "Best Choreography" (Tina Landon), and "Best Art Direction". The song won a 2002 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals". It ranks at number 30 on MuchMusic's
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Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink - Lady Marmalade

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, P!nk - Lady Marmalade (official music video)

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[Lil’ kim:]

Where’s all mah soul sistas Lemme hear ya’ll flow sistas

[Mya:] Hey sista, go sista, soul sista, flow sista Hey sista, go sista, soul sista, go sista

[Mya:] He met Marmalade down IN old Moulin Rouge Struttin’ her stuff on the street She said, "Hello, hey Jo, you wanna give it a go?" Oh! uh huh

[Chorus:] Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada (Hey hey hey) Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya here (here) Mocha Chocalata ya ya (oh yea) Creole lady Marmalade

[Lil’ Kim:] What What, What what [Mya:] ooh oh

Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir Voulez vous coucher avec moi

[Lil’ Kim:] yea yea yea yea

[Pink:] He sat in her boudoir while she freshened up Boy drank all that Magnolia wine On her black satin sheets is where he started to freak yeah

[Chorus:] Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada (da-da-da) Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya here (here ohooh yea yeah) Mocha Choca lata ya ya (yea) Creole lady Marmalade

Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir (ce soir, what what what) Voulez vous coucher avec moi

[Lil’ Kim:] yea yea uh He come through with the money in the garter belts I let him know we bout that cake straight up the gate uh We independent women, some mistake us for whores I'm sayin‘, why spend mine when I can spend yours Disagree? Well that's you and I’m sorry Imma keep playing these cats out like Atari wearing high heel shoes, getting love from the dudes 4 bad ass chicks from the Moulin Rouge hey sistas, soul sistas, betta get that dough sistas We drink wine with diamonds in the glass by the case the meaning of expensive taste if you wanna Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya Mocha Chocalate-a what? Creole Lady Marmalade One more time C’mon now

Marmalade... Lady Marmalade... Marmalade...

[Christina:] hey Hey Hey! Touch of her skin feeling silky smooth color of cafe au lait alright Made the savage beast inside roar until he cried, More-more-more

[Pink:] Now he's back home doin' 9 to 5

[Mya:] Sleepin' the grey flannel life [Christina:] But when he turns off to sleep memories creep, More-more-more

[Chorus:] Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada (da daeaea yea) Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya here (ooh) Mocha Choca lata ya ya (yea) Creole lady Marmalade

Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir (ce soir) Voulez vous coucher avec moi (all my sistas yea) Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir (ce soir) Voulez vous coucher avec moi (C‘Mon! uh)

[Missy:] Christina...(oh Leaeaa Oh) Pink... (Lady Marmalade) Lil’ Kim...(hey Hey! uh uh uh uh...) Mya...(Oh Oh oooo) Rockwilder baby...(baby) Moulin Rouge... (0h) Misdemeanor here...

Creole Lady Marmalade Yes-ah......

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