Electric Boogaloo (song)
|Single by Ollie & Jerry|
|from the album Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo soundtrack|
|Writer(s)||Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight|
|Producer(s)||Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight|
|Ollie & Jerry singles chronology|
"Electric Boogaloo" is a dance-pop song by American music duo Ollie & Jerry. Released in late 1984 as the lead single from the soundtrack to the film Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, the song reached number 45 on the R&B chart.
Detroit natives and prolific session musicians Ollie E. Brown and Jerry Knight first collaborated as the duo Ollie & Jerry on the soundtrack to the 1984 breakdancing-themed film Breakin'. The first track of that album, "Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us", was released as a single and reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1984.
Following the success of this record, Ollie & Jerry were asked to contribute music for the Breakin's sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. The term "electric boogaloo" refers to a dance style of the same name. The duo recorded the track "Electric Boogaloo", which was released as a single.
Although the "Electric Boogaloo" single was less successful than its predecessor (not charting on Billboard''s Top 40), the Breakin' 2 soundtrack itself did reach number 25 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, and number 52 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
- "Ollie & Jerry: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th Edition). Billboard Books. p. 468. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4.
- "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Original Soundtrack: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved September 20, 2010.