Boogie Oogie Oogie
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|"Boogie Oogie Oogie"|
|Single by A Taste of Honey|
|from the album A Taste of Honey|
|Released||June 16, 1978|
|Format||7" vinyl single|
|Length||5:37 (LP version)|
|A Taste of Honey singles chronology|
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a song by American R&B band A Taste of Honey from their 1978 self-titled debut album. Released as their debut single in the summer of 1978, the song became an extremely popular "crossover" disco song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more".
Use in popular culture
In the late 1990s, the song was used in a national[where?] campaign advertisement by Burger King and was sampled by numerous rap acts. The song was also used in a campaign for Rold Gold Pretzels (featuring the actor Jason Alexander) in the mid-1990s.
The song is used in the films At Close Range, Barcelona, Contact, Breast Men, Mystery Men, Screwed, Canvas, and The Nice Guys. Other television shows that feature the song include WKRP in Cincinnati, The King of Queens, Everybody Hates Chris, White Heat, and Scandal. It's also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.
7" vinyl single
- "Boogie Oogie Oogie" – 3:45
- "World Spin" – 3:50
Samples and covers
- GQ released its own version of the song in 1979. The cover picture shows Janice-Marie Johnson holding a classic 1970s Fender Jazz bass guitar.
- Pure Sugar's "Delicious" in 1998 samples Johnson's bass riff (and Hazel Payne's guitar riff) from "Boogie Oogie Oogie".
- Wounded Buffalo's remix of Jamiroquai's "Little L", on the single of the same name, samples a portion of Johnson's bass line from this song.
- Double sampled the song for her song "Driving All Night".
- Keenan MacWilliam, Sophie Bennett and Lara Jean Marshall covered "Boogie Oogie Oogie" on their Saddle Club CD ''Friends Forever''.
- Janice Marie Johnson, a member of the group, recorded another version of the song in 2001.
- The popular Auatralian and Irish animated children's television show Skinner Boys: Guardians of the Lost Secrets which is known for naming each episode from season 2 which is named after this song.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 566.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 356.
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