Song Lyric Sunday | “Boogie Oogie Oogie” – A Taste of Honey

SLS banner

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Boogie/Rock/Rolling Stone.

~~~~~~~~~~

Released in the summer of 1978,  Boogie Oogie Oogie was the debut single from the self-titled debut album of A Taste of Honey. The song became an extremely popular crossover disco song with lyrics urging listeners to “boogie oogie oogie till you just can’t boogie no more”.

Boogie Oogie Oogie topped the American pop, soul and disco charts, and eventually sold over two million copies, and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era.

The band got the idea for this song when they played a show at a military base. It was a tough crowd, and the audience was not responding to their songs. Lead singer Hazel Payne admonished them from the stage: “If you’re thinking that you’re too cool to boogie, we’ve got news for you. Everyone here tonight must boogie and you are no exception to the rule.” Afterwards in her hotel room, bass player Janice Marie Johnson wrote down the line, thinking that it would be a good song lyric.

Johnson came up with the famous bass intro when she was warming up before the recording session, unaware that she was being recorded.

FUN FACTS:

  • Limited edition colored vinyl releases were issued in some nations. In Mexico, the record was red, and in France it was honey colored.
  • In the late 1990s, the song was used in a national U.S. campaign advertisement by Burger King.
  • The song was also used in a campaign for Rold Gold Pretzels (featuring the actor Jason Alexander) in the mid-1990s.
  • The group was awarded two platinum records for the single and album, and won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 20th Grammys on February 15, 1979.

The video is a live performance from—don’t everybody get up and dance at once—SOLID GOLD! 😀

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

~~~

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Boogie Oogie Oogie” – A Taste of Honey

  1. I love A Taste of Honey! My favorite song from them is their cover of “Sukiyaki” which featured Hiroshima’s own June Kuramoto on the koto. I love the song that you picked out because A Taste of Honey is amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

What say you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Norns Triad Publications

Weaving Stories Readers Love!

Cátia Isabel Silva

This blog serves the purpose of helping all of those who likes to write to get technical information as well as, having a safe harbor to discuss ideas.

The - So Is Fibromyalgia Real? What I Know Is Real - Blog

What I know IS...it's real...and it's manageable...

5thGenerationgirl

Reaching back to our history in order to move forward with our futures

anonymous gods

Trying to master High-Functioning Autistic Savant syndrome.

Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Don't forget to like or follow BRVL --http://ow.ly/J17T50xSFZc

Navigating the Change

A Guide for the Menopausal Journey

Suzette B's Blog

Inspiration and Spirituality **Award Free**

Stewartry

Book reviews and general nonsense

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

A blog about Horror fiction, Horror writing, and Horror criticism...a continuation of The Horror at Open Salon

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

Dusty Reviews

Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Dusty prematurely stepped into the blogosphere and vanished.

Rain'n'books

Feel the rain☔, take a book 🕮and have a cuppa☕

R&R Book Tours

Author Services, Publicity, Book Tours & Other Promotional Events for Fiction of all Types

The Abject Muse

Kickin' it behind the Eight ball

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

%d bloggers like this: