Boogie Wonderland

Earth, Wind & Fire

About Boogie Wonderland

"Boogie Wonderland" is a single by Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions, released in April 1979 on Columbia Records. The song peaked at number 14 on the dance chart, number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Gold in the UK by the BPI.


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Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland

Midnight creeps so slowly into hearts of men who need more than they get
Daylight deals a bad hand to a woman who has laid too many bets
The mirror stares you in the face and says
"Baby, uh, uh, it don't work"
You say your prayers though you don't care, you dance and shake the hurt

Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland (yeah)

Sound fly through the night
I chase my vinyl dreams to Boogie Wonderland
I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance) 
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland (dance, ooh, ooh, ooh dance)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)

All the love in the world can't be gone
All the need to be loved can't be wrong
All the records are playing and my heart keeps saying (oh, ah)
"Boogie wonderland, wonderland" (ha, ah-ah)

Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance (dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
Boogie wonderland (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
Ha, ha

I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland
I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland

Dance, boogie wonderland (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
Ha, ha, dance (dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
Boogie wonderland (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)
Ha, ha

Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Wonderland

Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Wonderland

Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm
Hmm, hmm-hmm-hmm

All the love in the world can't be gone (love in the world can't be gone)
All the need to be loved can't be wrong (need to be loved can't be wrong)
All the records are playing and my heart keeps saying (oh-ah, ha, ha)
"Boogie wonderland, wonderland" (wonderland, ah)

Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance 
Boogie wonderland 
Ha, ha

I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland (dance, dance, dance)
(Dance, dance, dance, dance, ah)
I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland (dance, dance, dance)
(Dance, dance, dance, dance, ah)
Dance (dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance) (dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, ah, ah)
Boogie wonderland (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance) (dance, dance, dance, dance ah, ah) 
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance) 
Ha, ha
Dance (dance, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance) (dance, dance, dance)
Boogie wonderland (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, dance)

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of soul, disco, R&B, funk, jazz and rock. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century.Rolling Stone has described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". more »

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Written by: Jon Lind, Allee Willis

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14 facts about this song

Collaboration
"Boogie Wonderland" is a song recorded by two American bands - Earth, Wind & Fire, and The Emotions. This iconic collaboration hit the airwaves in 1979.
Album Release
This infectious dance track was part of Earth, Wind & Fire's ninth studio album, "I Am."
Chart Performance
On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at the 6th spot, and it also achieved the 2nd position on the Billboard R&B Songs chart.
Song Inspiration
The song was inspired by the popular 1977 disco movie, "Saturday Night Fever," and the evolving dance culture of the 1970s.
Disco Era
As one of the most successful records from the disco era, its beats and grooves continue to influence dance music genres till date.
Grammy Nomination
"Boogie Wonderland" was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Instrumental Performance in the year 1980.
Featured in Films
The song has been prominently showcased in several movies and TV series, notably in the hit animated film "Madagascar" and "Happy Feet."
Co-Writers
Songwriters Jon Lind and Allee Willis penned the lyrics for this upbeat track. It was their first collaboration together.
Dance Anthem
It is globally recognized as a dance anthem and is frequently played even now in clubs and parties around the world.
Platinum Status
Adding to its accolades, the single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1996.
Cover Versions
The popularity of "Boogie Wonderland" has led to numerous cover versions over the years by various artists, including a notable cover by British girl group "Girls Aloud."
Music Video
The music video for "Boogie Wonderland" is known for capturing the essence of the 70s disco vibe with its shiny outfits, dance moves, and vibrant visuals.
Song Interpretation
The song is often interpreted as a narrative of a woman who seeks solace in the night life because her life during the day isn't fulfilling.
The Emotions' Success
This song contributed to the success of The Emotions as backup vocalists for Earth, Wind & Fire, which resulted in their collaboration on several future projects.

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