Put your hands in the air Trigga Put your, put your hands in the air Ooh, nana Look what you did start it Ooh, nana Why you gotta act so naughty Ooh, nana I'm 'bout to spend all this cash Ooh, nana If you keep shaking that, oh, oh!Ooh, nana Put your hands in the air if you're loving tonight Ooh, nana Keep your hands in the air if you're spending the night Ooh, nana, now, na, na, na Everybody say it like Ooh, nana, now, na, na, na Everybody say Baby, I'm the one you lying I'mma get you as a liar Oh, yeah I'mma give it to you right now Best time oh your life, yeah, oh, yeah Baby, when you ready tell the waitress get the check Girl, I know you ready I don't even gotta check You been through the worst let me show you who the best You know I'mma get you right, get them boys to the left, like Ooh, nana Look what you did start it Ooh, nana Why you gotta act so naughty Ooh, nana I'm 'bout to spend all this cash Ooh, nana If you keep shaking that, oh, oh!Ooh, nana Put your hands in the air if you're loving tonight Ooh, nana Keep your hands in the air if you're spending the night Ooh, nana, now, na, na, na Everybody say it like Ooh, nana, now, na, na, na Everybody say You the one who's got a bed, yeah You the one I've never had, yeah, oh, yeah All the problems you did have Leave them broke fellas in the past, yeah, oh, yeah Girl you have good, but I could give you better I'll have you take it bout forever I'mma make you say Ooh, nana Look what you did start it Ooh, nana Why you gotta act so naughty Ooh, nana I'm 'bout to spend all this cash Ooh, nana If you keep shaking that, oh, oh!

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A follow-up single only grazed the Hip-Hop/R&B chart.

Released in 2007, the adventurous Because I Love It, the singer's next album -- and, ironically, best work -- wasn't even issued in the U.

S., possibly because its lead single slid off the chart within two weeks.

Now on Def Jam, Amerie returns with In Love & War, an album that is much more creative than its title indicates while also playing out a bit like Because I Love It redux.

Even with a few recycled ideas and the unlikeliness that she'll have another "1 Thing," the singer has made a second excellent album without the help of Rich Harrison.

She works with another assortment of co-producers and co-writers, including Eric Hudson, Sean Garrett, Warryn Campbell, Rico Love, Jim Jonson, Bryan-Michael Cox, and even Teddy Riley.

As on Because I Love It, all the high-energy material is packed into the first half, where Amerie lays down the law, accosts, and flirts, and she even manages to seem in control when she falls into a romantic trap.

"Why R U" is a reminder that no one is better when it comes to breathing new life into a familiar breakbeat, while "Higher" is surprisingly rocking, reined in just before spinning out of control.

The first half is even better when it cools down a few degrees, as on the rewrite of Mint Condition's "Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)," featuring Trey Songz, and "More Than Love," where Amerie rides more Kool & the Gang horns and gets into an amusing spat with Fabolous.