Let It Whip
|"Let It Whip"|
|Single by Dazz Band|
|from the album Keep It Live|
|Released||February 12, 1982|
|Genre||R&B, funk, Post-disco|
|Length||4:42 (album version)
4:06 (7" single version)
6:22 (12" single version)
|Writer(s)||Reggie Andrews, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler|
|Dazz Band singles chronology|
"Let It Whip" is a 1982 hit single by the Dazz Band and their biggest hit, peaking at number one on the R&B chart for five non-consecutive weeks. The single also reached number two on the Dance chart and number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1983.
Co-written by producers Reggie Andrews and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, performed by the Dazz Band, "Let It Whip" features a percolating drum machine rhythm underneath live drums, and a Minimoog bassline, underneath an electric bass guitar.
This song has been featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours, in commercials for Tampax and Reese's Whipps candy, and the skateboard film DVS skate more; and it has been covered by Boyz II Men and by pop rock band SR-71 on the soundtrack to The New Guy. This is also covered by George Lam, a singer from Hong Kong, as the Cantonese song titled "愛到發燒". CDB also covered it on their 1997 album Lifted. The song was also covered by fictional a cappella group The Treblemakers in the 2012 movie Pitch Perfect and is featured on the movie's soundtrack.
The Treacherous Three, a pioneering hip-hop group, sampled the song in their version, called "Whip It", also released in 1982.
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