Hot Hot Hot (Arrow song)
|"Hot Hot Hot"|
|Single by Arrow|
|from the album Hot Hot Hot|
|Arrow singles chronology|
|"Hot Hot Hot"|
|Single by Buster Poindexter|
|from the album Buster Poindexter|
|Format||CD single, 7", 12"|
|Buster Poindexter singles chronology|
"Hot Hot Hot" is a song by Montserrat musician Arrow featured on his 1982 studio album Hot Hot Hot. Written by Arrow himself, the song became an instant dance floor hit and was later covered by artists around the world, most notably in 1987 by American singer David Johansen under the name Buster Poindexter. The song was produced by Leston Paul from Trinidad and Tobago.
The song was Arrow's first chart hit, peaking at #59 on the UK Singles Chart. A remix of the song, dubbed as the "World Carnival Mix '94" was later released in 1994 and peaked better than the original, peaking at #38 on the UK Singles Chart.
Buster Poindexter version
The song was later covered in 1987 by David Johansen in his Buster Poindexter persona and released as the first single from his album Buster Poindexter. It garnered extensive airplay through radio, MTV, and other television appearances. The music video is unique in the fact that it crosses the two identities: despite being in the Buster Poindexter persona, the video begins with Johansen briefly mentioning his role in the New York Dolls, showing the band's vinyl and tossing them aside while talking about the "really outrageous clothes" he wore and how he evolved into a "refined and dignified kind of a situation", which leads into the song.
In an interview on National Public Radio, Johansen called the tune "the bane of my existence," owing to its pervasive popularity as a karaoke and wedding song. The Johansen version of the song has long served as the opening theme for Jimmy Buffett's concert appearances.
In the extended mix Buster Poindexter says the word "Hot" 137 times.
Other cover versions
The song was covered in 1985 by Indian duo Babla & Kanchan recorded as Kuchh Gadbad Hai in Hindi. It was also later covered by popular Latin teen group Menudo. In 1986 it was covered by the Central American Grupo Rana as "Caliente Caliente" (credited to Alfonso Casell as the author in the LP liner notes) in their record De La Cabeza A Los Pies Rana Otra Vez!!
In 2010, the track was sampled by British electro DJ Hervé in his track "Hot! Drum Attack".
In 2013, reggaeton artist Don Omar released a cover titled, "Feeling Hot" for his upcoming live album Hecho en Puerto Rico. His peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States.
Also in 2013, the track was re-interpreted/covered by Dutch eurodance group Vengaboys in their track of the same name. This cover adds a dutch house sounding drop, a reggaeton style rap and extra lyrics.
|UK Singles Chart||59|
|Chart (1994) 1||Peak
|UK Singles Chart||38|
- 1 - Denotes chart position of 1994 "World Carnival Mix '94" version.
Buster Poindexter version
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||45|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||11|
In popular culture
Movies and television
The song has been used in several movie soundtracks including
- The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
- Bend It Like Beckham (in a version sung by Bina Mistry).
- Casual Sex? (1988)
- Ugly Betty (2009) promo (Buster Poindexter version)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (trailer)
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
- My Favorite Martian (film) (1999)
- H-E Double Hockey Sticks (Disney) (1999)
- Futurama "Crimes of the Hot"
- Programa Silvio Santos(1991-1994)(2008-)
- Topa Tudo Por Dinheiro(1991-1993)
- Hot Hot Hot (1994)
In 1999 CBBC's summer entertainment block "HOT" (Holidays On Two) it was the theme song.
Toyota used "Hot Hot Hot" in commercials promoting summer sales events in the 1990s, changing the lyrics "Feeling hot hot hot" to "Toyota's hot hot hot".
- Don Omar lanza su nuevo sencillo 'Feelling hot' de su nuevo álbum 'Hecho en Puerto Rico' NTN
- Don Omar - Chart history: Hot Latin Songs Billboard
- "Vengaboys - Hot Hot Hot". YouTube. July 25, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
- Chartstats - Arrow
- allmusi ((( Buster Poindexter > Charts & Awards < Billboard Singles )))
- Laing, Dave. "Arrow obituary". The Guardian, September 16, 2010. Retrieved on July 14, 2013.
- Funk, Ray (1998). Kaiso No 15 - December 26, 1998