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Friday, 17 August 2018

Disco Friday #5 - Boogie On Down

It's Boogie Night on Disco Friday this week so all aboard the Boogie Bus and Boogie Oogie Oogie til you just can't boogie no more,
Two bona fide boogie classics from Disco Legends .Forty floor fillers or thirty eight if you exclude The Nolans and Lee Garrett.

Somewhat criminally Boogie Nights by Heatwave only reached number 2 when it charted in January 1977. They went on to have a further seven hit singles (eight if you include a remix) but I suspect that like me you may well be pushed to name any of them.
A Taste of Honey were less prolific with Boogie Oogie Oogie being their only hit single reaching number 3 in 1978 and number 59 second time around in 1985.

Boogie nights are always the best in town. Keep on dancing.

Heatwave - Boogie Nights

A Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie


  1. 2 great dance tunes. Heatwave had hits and one of Britain's greatest ever songwriters in Rod Temperton.

    And if you haven't seen it, this live version of "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - from a 2004 live reunion - is worth checking out:

  2. Two great tracks, loved them then, love them now. I saw Heatwave in 1978, just before my 15th birthday (a free concert at nearby town park, I wouldn't have thought of paying to see them, as they weren't punk - but they were good!) And Taste of Honey were two very cool women, who knew how to strut with guitars!

  3. I'm enjoying this series much more than I thought I would.