Jungle Fever (song)
|Song by The Chakachas|
|Awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
"Jungle Fever" is a 1971 song performed by Belgian group The Chakachas, written by Bill Ador and issued by Polydor Records. 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 No. 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.