"Chicken Noodle Soup" is a song by producer Da Drizzle from DJ Webstar's album Webstar Presents: Caught in the Web (2006). It features rappers Young B. and The Voice of Harlem. The song also has an associated dance.
The song is characterized by a bass/club beat accompanied by an air raid siren, and Young B's vocals who performs most of the song, mainly delivering non sequitur such as ("Let it rain, now clear it out" and "chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side").
The remix features rapper Trina with DJ Webstar, Young B., and Voice of Harlem as well as Rihanna.
"Chicken Noodle Soup" also has an accompanying dance. Originating in Harlem, the dance has been embraced as a new symbol of the local scene that distinguishes New York from other regions whose urban musical subgenres have captured national attention in recent years. Awareness of the dance spread during 2006 thanks to websites such as YouTube, which hosted numerous videos of people dancing the "Chicken Noodle Soup" dance. Blogs that linked to these videos helped turn this dance into an internet phenomenon.
The basic dance features exaggerated shuffling, arm swinging, and a pantomime of the song's lyrics. Detractors have derided "Chicken Noodle Soup" as irritating and corny. Some even claim the dance is racist, as its motions bear some resemblance to those commonly performed in minstrel shows. The Chicken Noodle Soup is a development from other New York-based street dances like the popular "Toe Wop" and the "Harlem shake".
On the December 16, 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake performed the dance in drag, accompanied by Kenan Thompson (also in drag).
The dance has also inspired many new dancers to express themselves in way such that it is commonly performed in teen clubs, parties and high school affairs in New York. Some suggest this dance phenomenon has evolved to mimic movements similar to those done in voguing.
Kidz Bop Kids did Chicken Noodle Soup on Kidz Bop 11, this is their second single
Lil' Brianna sampled the instrumental for a freestyle from her mixtape Princess of Miami.
"Webstar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Webstar. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
"Webstar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Webstar. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
"Webstar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Webstar. Retrieved November 19, 2011.