BodyRockers

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BodyRockers
Origin London, England/Melbourne, Australia
Genres Electronica, house, electronic rock, alternative dance
Years active 2004 (2004)–2007 (2007)
Labels Universal, Mercury
Associated acts ColourSound
Past members Dylan Burns
Kaz James

BodyRockers were a British-Irish/Australian electronic music duo, consisting of Dylan Burns and Kaz James, which formed in 2004. Their 2005 single, "I Like the Way", reached No. 3 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart, No. 12 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, and the Top 20 on both the United States Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay Charts.[1] They issued a self-titled album that year and toured internationally in support of its release. Although they recorded material for a second album it was not issued and the group disbanded in 2007 with both Burns and James pursuing solo careers.

Background[edit]

BodyRockers formed in 2004 as an electronic music duo, consisting of Dylan Burns and Kaz James.[2] Burns (ex-ColourSound), a singer-guitarist from Canterbury England, was visiting Melbourne, Australia when he was introduced to James by another DJ, Jason Herd.[3] James had worked as a House music DJ in Australia and then "played everywhere from Italy to Greece, Spain, Japan and Mykonos".[4] The pair first played together with Burns on guitar over James' rocky DJ set.[3] Within a month of their first meeting, the duo created "I Like the Way",[3] a song loosely based on Billy Idol's 1987 cover version of "Mony Mony" by Tommy James and the Shondells.[citation needed] Released as a single in April 2005, it reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart;[5] No. 12 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart;[6] and made the Top 20 on both the United States Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay Charts.[7][8]

The success of "I Like the Way" allowed BodyRockers to tour internationally throughout 2005 and into 2006. In a 2007 interview, James described this era as "amazing times! We toured the world with a band and sold a shit-load of records".[3] In late 2005, the group released a follow-up single, "Round and Round", which reached the ARIA Singles Chart Top 40.[6] Both songs appeared on their debut 2005 album, BodyRockers. They recorded a second album, however the two mutually decided not to release it and instead to pursue their own career paths. As James stated, "Since then we have moved on and actually made a second album but decided that we both wanted to go down different paths in our lives and going on the road as BodyRockers again for another three years promoting another album wasn't what we wanted".[3]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song "I Like the Way" has been featured in advertisements for BMW, Citroen, Ford, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Diet Coke and Ethel Austin. It was used as promotional music for a 2005 Victoria's Secret fashion show as well as for the 2007 Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament.

The song "Round and Round" appears on the Bumpers and ID's of Canal 13 Argentina of 2013

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Chart Positions
AUS
[6]
UK
[5]
2005 BodyRockers  –  –

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak Chart Positions Album
AUS
[6]
AUT
[9]
BEL
[10]
CAN DEN
[11]
ITA
[12]
NZL
[13]
NLD
[14]
US
Dance[7]
UK
[5]
2005 "I Like the Way" 12 17 33 9 8 20 7 51 20 3 BodyRockers
"Round and Round" 35
Other releases
  • I Like The Way You Move (2005)
  • I Like The Way You Move (Junior Jack mix) (2005)
  • Handel on Your Face (2005)
  • Round & Round (2005)
  • NYC Girl (2005)
  • For One Night Only (2005)
  • You Got Me Singing Feat Mike Cuban (2005)
  • Dignity (2005)
  • I Wanna Live (2005)
  • Round & Round (2005)
  • Round & Round (Switch mix) (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "BodyRockers – BodyRockers: Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "BodyRockers Biography". Take 40 Australia. MCM Entertainment. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Rezo (25 November 2007). "Kaz James – Kaz Rocks His Body". 3D World Magazine. ThreeDWorld.com (Nick Jarvis, Tristan Burke). Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Feeney, Katherine (11 September 2008). "Kaz James Keeps It Real". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Bodyrockers – Singles". The Official UK Charts Company (OCC). Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)". Australian Charts Portal (Hung Medien). Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "'I Like the Way' – BodyRockers – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Billboard chart data from billboard.com
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)" (in German). Hitradio Ö3. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)" (in Flemish). Ultratop 50. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)" (in Danish). DEN. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)" (in Italian). ITA. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "BodyRockers – 'I Like the Way' (Song)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100 (GfK Group). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012.