Basic Instinct (album)

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Basic Instinct
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 10, 2010 (2010-12-10)
Recorded2009–10
Genre
Length43:39
Label
Producer
Ciara chronology
Fantasy Ride
(2009)
Basic Instinct
(2010)
Ciara
(2013)
Singles from Basic Instinct
  1. "Ride"
    Released: April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19)
  2. "Speechless"
    Released: September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
  3. "Gimmie Dat"
    Released: October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)

Basic Instinct is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Ciara. It was released on December 10, 2010, by LaFace Records and Jive Records. Executively produced by A&R agent Mark Pitts, Ciara, Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, Basic Instinct returns Ciara to her urban roots with mid-tempo R&B, hip hop and dance songs.

Critical response[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
BBC Onlinefavorable[2]
The Boston Globemixed[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Los Angeles Times1.5/4 stars[5]
New York Daily News2/5 stars[6]
The New York Timesfavorable[7]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[8]
USA Today2/4 stars[9]
The Washington Postunfavorable[10]

Basic Instinct received, on average, positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 72.[11]

Track listings[change | change source]

Basic Instinct – Standard version
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Basic Instinct (U Got Me)"  
3:29
2. "Ride" (featuring Ludacris)
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
4:34
3. "Gimmie Dat"  
4:11
4. "Heavy Rotation"  
  • Harris
  • Coby
  • Mike Molina
  • Nelson Kyle
  • Rogers Andrell
  • Brian Flemming
  • Gerald J Coats
  • The Agency (Molina and Kyle)
  • Soundz[b]
  • Harrell[a]
4:08
5. "Girls Get Your Money"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
3:32
6. "Yeah I Know"  
  • Harris
  • Coby
  • Jordan Suecof
  • Infinity
  • Harrell[a]
3:44
7. "Speechless"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
4:08
8. "You Can Get It"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
4:00
9. "Turn It Up" (featuring Usher)
3:08
10. "Wants for Dinner"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
3:31
11. "I Run It"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
5:15
Notes
  • Track listing and credits taken from album booklet.[15]
  • ^a denotes a vocal producer
  • ^b denotes a co-producer
  • "Basic Instinct (U Got Me)" samples "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.[15]
  • "Heavy Rotation" contains a portion of "Baby Baby" written by Rogers Andrell, Brian Flemming and Gerald J. Coats.[15]

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Basic Instinct adapted from Allmusic.[16]

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia Urban Albums Chart[17] 22
French Digital Albums Chart[18] 46
Swiss Albums Chart[19] 83
UK R&B Albums Chart[20] 30
U.S. Billboard 200[21] 44
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[22] 11

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[23] 67

Release history[change | change source]

List of release dates, showing country, record label, and catalog number
Region Date Format Label Catalog
Australia[24] December 10, 2010 CD, digital download Sony Music 88697720922
Germany[25] Digital download, CD
Sweden[26] 886977209222
France[27] December 13, 2010
United Kingdom[28] RCA Records 88697720922
United States[29] December 14, 2010 Digital download, CD LaFace, Jive Records 886977209222
Brazil[30] CD Sony Music
Japan December 15, 2010 Standard edition (CD)[31] Sony Music Japan SICP2848
Deluxe edition (CD+DVD)[32] SICP2846
Netherlands[33] December 24, 2010 Digital download, CD Sony Music 88697720922

References[change | change source]

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