Jungle Fever (song)
|Song by The Chakachas|
|Songwriter(s)||Bill Ador (pseudonym for Roland Kluger)|
|Awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A.|
"Jungle Fever" is a 1971 track performed by Belgian producers The Chakachas, written by head producer Roland Kluger (as Bill Ador) and first issued in Belgium by Swineyard, an independent. The song reached #8 in the 1972 United States Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #29 in the United Kingdom. "Jungle Fever" was banned by the BBC, who took exception to the song's heavy breathing and moaning. The song was a greater success in America, selling over one million copies and being awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in March 1972. Billboard ranked it as the #51 song for 1972.
In other media
"Jungle Fever" was featured in the 1997 film Boogie Nights as well as the 2004 videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the fictional radio station Master Sounds 98.3. As a result of featuring in Boogie Nights, the song was included on the film's soundtrack album, Boogie Nights: Music from the Original Motion Picture. "Jungle Fever" was also included in the 2000 comedy film Next Friday and the September 2005 release Just Like Heaven.
A snippet of the moan was double-tracked and used in the 1972 novelty break-in record, "Convention '72" by The Delegates. In addition, "Jungle Fever" has been often sampled in hip-hop, including by Miami rap group 2 Live Crew in their track "Put Her in the Buck", which was featured on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be.
- Jungle Fever on Discogs
- It's Great Shakes: The Chakachas: Jungle Fever (Polydor PD 15030)
- BBC - Music - Chakachas BBC. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- Jungle Fever - The Chakachas (1972) NME. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
- Boogie Nights (1997) - Soundtracks
- GTA San Andreas: Soundtrack
- iTunes - Music - Chakachas iTunes. Retrieved 11 December 2011.