Body Movin'

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"Body Movin'"
Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Hello Nasty
B-side"Peanut Butter and Jelly"
ReleasedNovember 5, 1998 (1998-11-05)
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Body Movin'"
"The Negotiation Limerick File"
Alternative cover
UK 3-track remix single
UK 3-track remix single
Music video
"Body Movin'" on YouTube

"Body Movin'" is a song by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released as the second single from their fifth studio album Hello Nasty.

Track listing[edit]

CD single (U.S., UK)
  1. "Body Movin'" (Album version) – 3:09
  2. "Body Movin'" (Fatboy Slim Remix) – 5:33
  3. "Peanut Butter and Jelly" – 2:16
CD single v.2 (Alternate Cover) (U.S., UK)
  1. "Body Movin'" (Album version) – 3:05
  2. "Body Movin'" (Moving in Kent Mix) – 5:58
  3. "Dr. Lee PhD" (Dub Mix) - 4:31
Promo CD single (UK)
  1. "Body Movin'"


The song samples "Oye Como Va" by Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers[1] and uses vocal samples from "Modern Dynamic Physical Fitness Activities" by Ed Durlacher.[1]


The Fatboy Slim remix has the same lyrics, but has differences in the instrumental. This remix features an interpolation of "Fido" by The Byrds. This song is also featured on the Beastie Boys compilation The Sounds of Science which was released in the United States.

There is also a radio remix featuring Redman, Biz Markie and Erick Sermon - utilizing the backing of the Fatboy Slim remix. This remix is also featured on the Xbox 360 game, Dance Central and the Wii game, Just Dance 2.

Music video[edit]

The music video uses the Fatboy Slim remix version and was directed by MCA, under his alias Nathaniel Hornblower. It parodies and incorporates scenes from the 1968 Italian crime/spy film Danger: Diabolik (based on the comic character Diabolik). It was released in two versions: censored and uncensored; the former replacing machine gun blasts with that of a laser gun, and the latter featuring a comedic but bloody decapitation.

In popular culture[edit]

The song is briefly heard in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness. The song was featured in one episode of MTV animated series Daria. In Chile, the song was used the jingler winner of TVN TV Show Calle 7 in 2010-2012.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 28
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 82
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 20
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 30
UK Singles Chart[6] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[7] 44
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[7] 25
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[8] 15


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  6. ^ "Chart Stats - Beastie Boys". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2011-05-10.
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  8. ^ "Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-11.