Jungle Fever (song)
Jungle Fever is a 1972 song performed by Belgian group The Chakachas, written by Bill Ador and issued by Polydor Records. The song reached #8 in the 1972 United States Billboard Hot 100  and peaked at #29 in the United Kingdom. Jungle Fever was banned by the BBC, who took exception to the song's heavy breathing and moaning. The song was a greater success in America, selling over one million copies  and being awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in March 1972.
In other media
Jungle Fever was featured in the 1997 film Boogie Nights  as well as the 2004 videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the fictional radio station Master Sounds 98.3. As a result of featuring in Boogie Nights, the song was included on the film's soundtrack album, Boogie Nights: Music from the Original Motion Picture. Jungle Fever was also included in the 2000 comedy film Next Friday and more recently, the September 2005 release Just Like Heaven.
A snippet of the moan was double-tracked and used in the 1972 novelty break-in record, "Convention '72" by the Delegates. In addition, "Jungle Fever" has been often sampled in hip-hop, including by Miami rap group 2 Live Crew in their track Put Her in the Buck, which was featured on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be.
- It's Great Shakes: The Chakachas: Jungle Fever (Polydor PD 15030)
- BBC - Music - Chakachas BBC. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- Jungle Fever - The Chakachas (1972) NME. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- Boogie Nights (1997) - Soundtracks
- GTA San Andreas: Soundtrack
- iTunes - Music - Chakachas iTunes. Retrieved 11 December 2011.