Boogie Oogie Oogie

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"Boogie Oogie Oogie"
Boogie oogie oogie.jpg
Single by A Taste of Honey
from the album A Taste of Honey
B-side"World Spin"
ReleasedJune 16, 1978
Format7" single
Recorded1978
StudioPasadena Sounds
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreDisco
Length5:37
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Janice Johnson, Perry Kibble
Producer(s)Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell
A Taste of Honey singles chronology
"Boogie Oogie Oogie"
(1978)
"Do It Good"
(1979)
"Boogie Oogie Oogie"
(1978)
"Do It Good"
(1979)

"Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a song by the American 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"[clarification needed] disco song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more".

It topped the American pop, soul and disco charts, and it eventually sold over two million copies and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era.

In popular culture[edit]

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 was used in the first episode of season four of Nip/Tuck and in an episode of Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil and the first episode of season one of Narcos.

The song can be heard playing in the episode What Big Ideas of season two of the HBO series The Deuce.

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, Muppets Tonight and Scandal. It's also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl single

  1. "Boogie Oogie Oogie" – 3:45
  2. "World Spin" – 3:50

Charts[edit]

Cover versions and samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Boogie Oogie Oogie". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 566.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 356.
  5. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  6. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1978 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1978-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  7. ^ "Top 100 1978 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-03.

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