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Promiscuous

2006 Released
4:02

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Interesting facts and trivia about Promiscuous. By Songfacts®.

This song is a duet between Furtado and Timbaland, who produced the album. The lyrics are a flirtation between the two, typical of a couple who meets at a dance club or other social gathering. They are both sexually active, but the girl doesn't want the guy to take advantage of her and think of her as a slut, so even though she is attracted to him, she will tease him and test him to make sure he has strong "game," meaning he is a good talker and exudes confidence. As the song progresses, he proves himself and she agrees that they both want the same thing. At this point, there is no need to play games, as he has passed the test.

At the time, Furtado was romantically linked to fellow Canadian Steve Nash, who was the MVP point guard of the Phoenix Suns basketball team. Furtado mentions Nash in the line, "Is that the truth or are you talkin' trash, is your game MVP like Steve Nash?"

The verses are rapped, which was familiar territory for Timbaland, who often raps on his productions, but was a departure for Furtado, who was known for her singing on hits like "I'm Like A Bird" and "Turn Off The Light." Timbaland warned her that she would be getting out of her comfort zone, telling her, "You can't be that same Nelly Furtado laying on the grass playing with birds." She was up for the challenge.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Promiscuous.
A♯ Key
Minor Mode
4/4 Time Signature
114 BPM

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