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"[clarification needed] disco song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more".
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, Muppets Tonight 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
Cover versions and samples
- GQ released its own version of the song in 1979 as the B-side to their hit single "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)". 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".
- In 2001, the song was covered on the Nickelodeon sitcom Taina (TV series) by actress Christina Vidal as the show's title character.
- In 2005, American singer Brooke Valentine covered the song for the Roll Bounce soundtrack. It features American rappers Fabolous and Yo-Yo.
- In 2004, Keenan MacWilliam, Sophie Bennett, and Lara Jean Marshall covered the song on their album "Secrets & Dreams".
- In 2014, YUNG BAE sampled the song for his song "Honey".
- Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
- 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.
- "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
- "Top Selling Singles of 1978 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1978-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
- "Top 100 1978 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
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