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A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie

Disco Funk

The song was written by Janice-Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble of the R&B band A Taste of Honey. They released it in 1978 as a single backed with “World Spin.” It was also a track on their 1978 debut album titled A Taste of Honey.  The song charted internationally. It was #1 on the U.S Billboard Hot 10, Hot Soul Singles, Hot Disco Singles and the U.S> Cash Box Top 100. It went to #1 in Canada, #2 in New Zealand, #3 in the U.K. and #18 in Australia. It is one of the most recognizable disco songs of the era. You have to “listen to the music and let your body flow.” Get up and boogie!! On the track were Hazel P. Payne, Janice M. Johnson, Perry L Kibble, and Donald R. Johnson.

The song has been used in commercials (Burger King) and Rold Gold Pretzels), TV shows (Nip/Tuck and Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil), and films  (At Close Range, Barcelona, Mystery Men). It’s been covered by GQ and Brooke Valentine and sampled by Double and YUNG BAE.

Here are the lyrics to “Boogie” by A Taste of Honey:

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 we’re 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 we’re 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 here
Boogieeee…Boogieeee…Boogieee….Boogieeee…

Get down boogie oogie oogie
Get down boogie oogie oogie
Get down boogie oogie oogie
Get down boogie oogie oogie [repeat]
Boogieeee…Boogieeee…Boogieee….Boogieeee…

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