Boogie Wonderland

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"Boogie Wonderland"
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Single by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
from the album I Am
B-side"Boogie Wonderland (Instrumental) (Vinyl)"
ReleasedMay 6, 1979
Format
Genre
Length4:55
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 single by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions issued in April 1979 on Columbia Records.[1] The song rose to number 14 on the disco chart, number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[2][3] Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Gold in the UK by the BPI.

Overview[edit]

The song was composed by Allee Willis with Jon Lind and produced by EWF leader Maurice White and Al McKay.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Boogie Wonderland was Grammy nominated in the categories of Best R&B Instrumental Performance and Best Disco Recording.[4]

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.[5]

Appearances in other media[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Accolades[edit]

The information regarding accolades attributed to "Boogie Wonderland" is adapted from AcclaimedMusic.net.[21]

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 *
The Guardian UK 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear 2009 *

(*) designates lists that are unordered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions: Boogie Wonderland (Liner notes and text). Columbia Records. April 1979.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 179.
  4. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire". grammy.com.
  5. ^ "The Official Charts Company Stretch 'N' Vern Presents 'Maddog' - I'm Alive".
  6. ^ "American Idol: Not The Final Coundown!". TV.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  7. ^ American Idol. Season 2. Episode 23. April 2, 2003. FOX.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Earth Wind and Fire – Boogie Wonderland" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Boogie Wonderland". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "NL Top40 - Search Results Boogie Wonderland". Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  11. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-07-22. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  12. ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  15. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  16. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  17. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1979 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  18. ^ "Top Singles 1979". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 22 December 1979. p. 27.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-04-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions: Boogie Wonderland". Acclaimed Music.

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