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Ciara Reveals a Secret About Her Signature Hit "Goodies"

Facebook.com/CiaraMusicCiara was just 17 when her firs-ever single, "Goodies," rocketed to the top of the music charts in 2004.  Even now, nearly a decade later, fans still remember Ci-Ci's killer dance moves from the song's music video, but there's something they probably didn't know about the track: "Goodies" was originally going to be called "Cookies."

In a clip from Ciara's installment of MTV's This Is How I Made It, she explains how the hit single came together.  "The analogy was, 'who put their hands in the cookie jar?'/'who me?'  It was that song, but it was kinda like my way of doing the analogy of your love being your goodies, your cookie jar," Ciara explains.  "Just because you got a Benz and you got money doesn't mean that you get the goodies."

In the end, Ciara and co-writer Sean Garrett, decided to go with "Goodies" instead of "Cookies."  With production by Lil Jon and a guest verse from Petey Pablo, the track became a success.  However, Ciara points out that the song was the only one from her Goodies album to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.  

She says she was grateful for the popularity of "Goodies" but tells MTV, "I couldn't really fully embrace that success, because I was thinking about the next move after that.  And I was so determined to just keep getting better, you know?"

Ciara will talk more about her career and her upcoming album when MTV premieres her edition of This Is How I Made It, Saturday at 12 p.m. E.T.

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