"Hands Up" is a song by American R&B/Hip-Hop girl group TLC that was
TLC - Hands Up

CD single cover art

released as the second single from their fourth studio album 3D. It was released on November 15, 2002 as the follow-up to "Girl Talk" and became TLC's first single to not enter the Billboard Hot 100 or the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. It did, however, manage to chart within the top 30 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart.

Despite its minor commercial success, it did garner TLC a nomination at the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Background and compositionEdit

"Hands Up" is a sensual, mid-tempo R&B song that was written and produced by both Babyface and Daryl Simmons. A remix featuring Jermaine Dupri and The Kid Slim was also recorded and contained interpolations from The Notorious B.I.G. song "Nasty Boy".

Music videoEdit

TLC reunited with Matthew Rolston, director of the "Creep" and "R

Screen cap from the music video

ed Light Special" videos, for the "Hands Up" music video. In it, T-Boz and Chilli, along with actress Countess Vaughn attend a futuristic strip club where several of the male strippers have tattoos of UPCs and they are scanning them.

The video does not appear on Now and Forever: The Video Hits, but did appear on a DVD single along with the music video for "Girl Talk".

Track listingsEdit

CD single
  1. "Hands Up" (album version) – 3:48
  2. "Hands Up" (instrumental) – 3:47
DVD single
  1. "Hands Up" (music video) – 4:03
  2. "Girl Talk" (music video) – 3:52
  3. Photo gallery slideshow – 0:32
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