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"Pony" is the debut single of American singer Ginuwine, released as a single from his first LP Ginuwine...The Bachelor in 1996. Ginuwine co-wrote the song with Swing Mob associates Static Major and Timbaland; the latter is also the producer. "Pony" was Timbaland's breakthrough as a producer. The song is noted for its chorus, which contains an obvious sexual metaphor.
Timbaland's production was unique among R&B releases of the day: "Pony"'s instrumentation features a start-stop rhythm pattern similar to drum and bass music, a bassline and melody formed by vocoded vocal samples, and a cartoon slide whistle. Along with his concurrent work for Aaliyah's One in a Million LP, "Pony" and Ginuwine...the Bachelor marked the emergence of Timbaland as a successful R&B producer. The song is sampled in Rihanna's "Jump" which is featured on her album, Unapologetic (2012). The song experienced a resurgence in popularity after being featured in the 2012 film Magic Mike, and its 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL.
The song received an A- from Entertainment Weekly, who said it had "irresistible funk grooves lope at an easy gait, seducing the listener with a velvety tenor and belching synthesizer hook".
The official music video for the album version of the song was directed by Michael Lucero. The music video for the remix version of the song was directed by Christopher Erskin. The video depicts Ginuwine and his crew entering a Western bar as strangers and gradually gaining the favor of the cowboy-patrons. The video was filmed at the Cowboy Palace saloon in Chatsworth, California. A video for the "Ride It" Mix was also released. The video is shot in a factory.
In 2008, the California rock band Far made a rock version cover of the song under the pseudonym 'Hot Little Pony' in connection with their reunion the same year.
The cover reached heavy rotation on the biggest modern rock radio stations on the West coast.