Electric Boogaloo (song)

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"Electric Boogaloo"
Single by Ollie & Jerry
from the album Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo soundtrack
Released 1984
Format 7"
Recorded 1984
Genre Dance, pop
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Producer(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Ollie & Jerry singles chronology
"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
(1984)
"Electric Boogaloo"
(1984)

"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.[1]

Background[edit]

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.[2]

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),[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ollie & Jerry: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th Edition). Billboard Books. p. 468. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  3. ^ "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Original Soundtrack: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved September 20, 2010.