Woody Boogie

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"Woody Boogie"
Baltimora Woody Boogie European Single.jpg
Single by Baltimora
from the album Living in the Background
B-side "Woody Boogie (Instrumental)"
Released 1985
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded Il Cortile studio, Milan.
Genre Italo disco, synthpop
Length 3:46
Label EMI Italiana
Songwriter(s) Maurizio Bassi, Naimy Hackett
Producer(s) Maurizio Bassi
Baltimora singles chronology
"Tarzan Boy"
"Woody Boogie"
"Living in the Background"

"Woody Boogie" is a 1985 Italo disco single recorded and released by Italy-based act Baltimora. It was the group's second single, released in 1985, from the band's debut album Living in the Background, on which it features as fourth track. Two promotional videos were created for the single.

Despite the promotion, the single failed to make any impact in the United Kingdom or United States unlike the previous hit single Tarzan Boy. However, the single was a fair hit within Europe.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Jimmy McShane arriving to a record factory pushing a bike, changing into the factory uniform, and heading towards a group of workers. As he begins to place "Woody Boogie" records in a box, one of his superiors, accompanied by his assistant (played by the Baltimora's lyricist, Naimy Hackett), arrives, and begins to scold him. McShane becomes angered, and begins to dance. At this point the song's chorus begins to play. McShane and the rest of the workers (one of which is played by Baltimora vocalist/producer Maurizio Bassi) head into what appears to be a storage room and begin to dance until the end of the video, where McShane kisses Hackett, and the screen freezes and slowly fades to black.


7" Single
  1. "Woody Boogie" - 3:46
  2. "Woody Boogie (Instrumental)" - 3:51
7" Single (UK only)
  1. "Woody Boogie" - 3:37
  2. "Woody Boogie (Jumpin' Mix)" - 3:46
12" Single
  1. "Woody Boogie (Jumping Mix)" - 5:50
  2. "Woody Boogie (Instrumental)" - 4:35
12" Single (UK only)
  1. "Woody Boogie (Unknown Mix)" - 5:52
  2. "Woody Boogie (Instrumental)" - 4:36
  3. "Woody Boogie (7" Version)" - 3:37

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[2] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 30
Italy (FIMI)[5] 23
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 32
Spain (AFYVE)[7] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 15


  • Arranged By, Producer – Maurizio Bassi
  • Lyrics By – Naimy Hackett
  • Mixed By – Jurgen Koppers
  • Music By – Maurizio Bassi
  • Recorded By – Paolo Mescoli


  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Baltimora – Woody Boogie" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  2. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  3. ^ "Musicline.de – Baltimora Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: B". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Baltimora – Woody Boogie" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Baltimora – Woody Boogie". Singles Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Baltimora – Woody Boogie". Swiss Singles Chart.

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