Boogie Wonderland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Boogie Wonderland"
EarthWindAndFireWithTheEmotionBoogieWonderland7InchSingleCover.jpg
Single by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
from the album I Am
B-side"Boogie Wonderland (Instrumental) (Vinyl)"
ReleasedMarch 20, 1979 (Vinyl)
March 20, 2004 (CD)
Format
Genre
Length8:21 (12" version)
4:55 (7" version)
4:47 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"September"
(1978)
"Boogie Wonderland"
(1979)
"After the Love Has Gone"
(1979)
Music video
"Boogie Wonderland" on YouTube

"Boogie Wonderland" is a 1979 disco hit song written by Allee Willis and Jon Lind and recorded by American R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions. It was included on the album I Am and released as a single on March 20, 1979, by the American Record Corporation and Columbia Records. It peaked at number 14 on the disco chart, number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[1][2] The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 29, 1979.

Reception[edit]

"Boogie Wonderland" was written for The Emotions - cousins of Earth, Wind, & Fire's lead singer - and was commercially successful, selling over a million copies and being certified gold in the US and gold by the British Phonographic Industry for selling over 400,000 copies in the UK.[3][4][5]

Covers[edit]

  • "Boogie Wonderland" was the basis for the dance song "I'm Alive" by Stretch & Vern Present "Maddog"; the song reached number 6 in the UK in September 1996.[6]

Appearances in other media[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Accolades[edit]

The information regarding accolades attributed to "Boogie Wonderland" is adapted from AcclaimedMusic.net.[22]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Gary Mulholland U.K. This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock 2002 *
Dave Marsh U.S. The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made 1989 737
Bruce Pollock U.S. The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 2005 *
Panorama Norway The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 1999 13

(*) designates lists that are unordered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 179.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-10. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  4. ^ "Rock Music, etc., Terms". spider.georgetowncollege.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  6. ^ "Chart Stats Stretch 'N' Vern Presents 'Maddog' - I'm Alive".
  7. ^ "American Idol: Not The Final Coundown!". TV.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  8. ^ American Idol. Season 2. Episode 23. April 2, 2003. FOX.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Earth Wind and Fire – Boogie Wonderland" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Boogie Wonderland". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "NL Top40 - Search Results Boogie Wonderland". Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  12. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-07-22. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  13. ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  16. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  17. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  18. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1979 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  19. ^ "Top Singles 1979". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 22 December 1979. p. 27.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  22. ^ "Boogie Wonderland". Acclaimed Music. Archived from the original on 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2016-10-14.

External links[edit]