Summer In Stereo #7

With that ultra-funky bass line, bouncy clavinet-sounding motif and ticklish guitar micro-riff, "Boogie Oogie Oogie" was built from the ground up to pack the dance floor.  And top the charts, which it did.  Though HERC's highly scientific data crunching only ranked the single at #26 on WLS's Summer Singles 1978, HERC's faded memory of both radio and TV airwaves rank "Boogie Oogie Oogie" in the Top Three singles of Summer 1978: "Shadow Dancing", "Grease" and "Boogie Oogie Oogie".  The album version takes too long to get to that bass and you know HERC is all about that bass - no treble.  John Luongo's remix added a few interesting bells and whistles to the song and HERC gives it the occasional play but in a rare occurrence, HERC actually prefers the radio single edit to both the album and extended remix.

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