|Single by Dazz Band|
|from the album Joystick|
|Genre||R&B, funk, electro, disco|
|Writer(s)||Eric Fearman, Bobby Harris|
"Joystick" is a 1983 hit single by the Dazz Band, their second biggest hit of three Top 100 singles, reaching #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Black Singles Chart. Co-written by the singer and guitarist of the group, the title of the song is double entendre for the male phallus (and is a common slang term used in the United Kingdom). The band adopted hip-hop production techniques, favoring keyboards and drum machines over horns, echoing the popularity of the electro-funk style. The single became a dancefloor favorite following its release.
This song can be heard in the arcade game compilation Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection. It is also included in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows versions of Grand Theft Auto V in the radio station Space 103.2.
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