Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 2

Missy Elliott's "Work It" is tied with Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You" as the longest running U.S. No. 2 single that never reached No. 1-they both spent 10 weeks at the No. 2 spot. But damn, Missy really threw fans for a loop when she simply reversed the chorus-"I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it"-into pure gibberish. And if you think she's only talking about the beat and her lyrics, you're sadly mistaken. But lines where she talks about inspecting a man's *Elephant noise*, "Sex me so good I say blah-blah-blah" and the infamous, "Love the way my ass go bum-bump-bum-bump-bump/Keep your eyes on my bum-bump-bum-bump-bump/And think you can handle this badonk-a-donk-donk" will go down in history as some of the most hilarious, yet nastiest, lyrics played in full on the radio.