Boogie Oogie Oogie

A Taste of Honey

About Boogie Oogie Oogie

"Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a song by the American band A Taste of Honey from their 1978 self-titled debut album. Released as their debut single in the summer of 1978, the song became an extremely popular "crossover" disco song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more". It topped the American pop, soul and disco charts, and it eventually sold over two million copies and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era. Limited edition colored vinyl releases were issued in some nations. In Mexico, the record was red, and in France it was honey colored. 


Year:
1996
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If you're thinkin' you're too cool to boogie
Boy, oh boy have I got news for you
Everybody here tonight must boogie
Let me tell ya, you are no exception to the rule

Get on up, on the floor
'Cause were gonna boogie oogie oogie
'Till you just can't boogie no more
Ah, boogie, boogie no more
You can't boogie no more
Ah, boogie, boogie no more
Listen to the music

There's no time to waste, let's get the show on the road
Listen to the music and let your body flow
The sooner we break down the longer we got to groove
Listen to the music and let your body move

Now get on up, on the floor
'Cause were gonna boogie oogie oogie
Till you just can't boogie no more
Ah boogie, boogie no more
You can't boogie no more
Ah boogie, boogie no more
Listen to my bass, yeah

Get down, boogie oogie oogie
Get down, boogie oogie oogie
Get down, boogie oogie oogie
Get down

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Written by: Janice Marie Johnson, Perry Kibble

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11 facts about this song

Top Charts Performance
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" was a chart-topping hit for the band in 1978. The song occupied the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States for three weeks.
Album Debut
The song was part of A Taste of Honey's self-titled debut album. This funk/disco track was one of the standout performances in the album.
Excellent Sales
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" was a commercial success. It sold more than two million copies.
Grammy Award
The song won a Grammy award for the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 21st Annual Grammy Awards in 1979.
Platinum Certification
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) awarded the song with a Platinum certification for its outstanding sales.
Composition
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" was written by two members of the band, Janice-Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble. This hit song has been credited with helping to popularize the disco sound of the late 1970s.
Lyrical Meaning
The lyrics of the song are about dancing and encouraging those who are disinterested or shy to join in and dance.
Cover Versions and Samples
The song has been covered by multiple artists and used in various media over the years. Notably, the popular girl band, GRL, also performed a cover version of this song.
Unusual Bass Solo
The song is quite unique for its extensive use of bass guitar. The song begins with a bass solo, which is unusual for most songs.
Use in Media
The song "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is widely recognized and has been used in a number of films, television series, and commercials, including "The Nice Guys" and "Nip/Tuck."
Influence
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" has had a significant impact on the music industry, influencing many future funk and disco tracks. Its instantly recognizable bassline continues to stand as an iconic part of funk music history.

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