Bodyrock (song)

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Single by Moby
from the album Play
  • "Sunspot"
  • "Arp"
  • "Sunday"
Released July 12, 1999
Genre Big beat[1]
Length 3:36 (album version)
3:22 (radio mix)
Label Mute (UK) V2 (US)
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Run On"
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"

"Bodyrock" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the third single from his fifth studio album Play (1999). The single peaked at number 38 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song is based on a vocal sample of "Love Rap" by American hip hop group Spoonie Gee and the Treacherous Three, and features additional vocals from Def Jam recording artist Nikki D.[3] The song received remixes by Olav Basoski, Rae & Christian, Dean Honer, Jarrod Gosling, Hybrid and Dani König.

Music videos[edit]

Three music videos were produced for "Bodyrock". The UK version, directed by Fredrik Bond, features a man frenetically dancing in an urban setting while Moby looks on. During the video, Moby acts as an effects man, turning on a wind machine and later a flame bar, accidentally blowing up a nearby car. An alternate cut was later released, featuring audition footage of dancers supposedly auditioning for the video; the video can be seen two ways: one with only the dancers, and one intercutting to Moby.

The US version, directed by Steve Carr, features Moby wearing a special pair of sunglasses that allows him to see dancers wherever he goes. Run-D.M.C. make a cameo an appearance in the Carr-directed version.

Formats and track listings[edit]


Chart (1999–2000) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 38
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 26
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[6] 6


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Moby: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Play (liner notes). Moby. V2 Records. 1999. 63881-27049-2. 
  4. ^ " – Moby – Bodyrock". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "Moby – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Moby. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Moby – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Moby. Retrieved June 17, 2015.

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