Boogie Oogie Oogie

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"Boogie Oogie Oogie"
Single by A Taste of Honey
from the album A Taste of Honey
B-side "World Spin"
Released June 16, 1978
Format 7" vinyl single
Recorded
Genre Disco
Length 5:37 (LP version)
Label Capitol
Writer(s)
  • Janice Johnson
  • Perry Kibble
Producer(s)
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
A Taste of Honey singles chronology
"Boogie Oogie Oogie"
(1978)
"Do It Good"
(1979)

"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".

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

Use 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.

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.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl single

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

Charts[edit]

Samples and covers[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
"Grease" by Frankie Valli
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 9, 1978
Succeeded by
"Kiss You All Over" by Exile
Preceded by
"You and I" by Rick James
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
August 5, 1978
Succeeded by
"Three Times a Lady" by The Commodores
Preceded by
"Last Dance" / "After Dark" / "Thank God It's Friday" / "Take It to the Zoo" by Donna Summer / Pattie Brooks / Love & Kisses / Sunshine
Billboard Hot Disco Singles number-one single
July 15, 1978 – July 29, 1978
Succeeded by
"Hot Shot" by Karen Young