Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written and originally performed by the R&B band "A Taste of Honey"
  • The band consisted of:
    • Janice Johnson (vocals & guitar)
    • Hazel Payne (vocals & bass)
    • Perry Kibble (keyboards)
    • Donald Johnson (drums)
  • The band's name was taken from an album and song of the same name by trumpeter Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, who was to found, along with collaborator Jerry Moss, A&M Records
  • Interestingly enough, they were never to work for A&M, getting signed instead to Capitol records after the executives heard them performing the song Boogie Oogie Oogie in a nightclub with a great audience response
  • The inspiration for the song lyrics came from a moment on a USO tour when they told the stoic GI crowd that "if you think you're too cool to boogie, we've got news for you"
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie is a classic disco dance hit that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained in that position for 3 weeks in 1978 at the height of the disco craze
  • It was also #1 on the R&B, Dance, and Disco charts
  • A Taste Of Honey won the 1978 Grammy award for Best New Artist
  • In the years between 1978 and 1982 the group reached the Billboard charts 8 times
  • Since it's release in 1978, the song has sold over 2 million copies, and remains one of the most recognizable songs from the height of the disco era

Oracle Band MP3 / RealAudio Samples

An excerpt from a live Oracle Band performance of this song is available as both a streaming RealAudio format, or as a higher quality downloadable MP3.  Select the version you'd prefer.

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Song Lyrics - Song Title

If you're thinkin' you're too cool to boogie
Boy oh boy have I got news for you
Everybody here tonight was boogin'
Let me tell ya
You are no exception to the rule

Git on up
On the floor
Cuz we're gonna boogie oogie oogie
Till you just can't boogie no more
Boogie, boogie no more
You can't boogie no more
Boogie boogie no more
Listen to the music...

There's no time to waste,
Let's get this show on the road
Listen to the music
And let your body float
The sooner we begin
The longer we've got the groove
Listen to the music
And let your body move

Now git on up on the floor
Cuz we're gonna boogie oogie oogie
Till you just can't boogie no more
Boogie, boogie no more
You can't boogie no more
Boogie, boogie no more
Listen to my bass yeah
[bass break]

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

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

A Taste Of Honey
Classic Masters

Here's a collection of the hits produced by the disco group A Taste of Honey at an unbelievably low price.

Includes Boogie Oogie Oogie, Sukiyaki, and 10 more cuts from these disco superstars

Time Life Presents
70s Music Explosion

What a great gift set, or a set to keep for your own trip back in time.

10 CDs and 150 tracks of the best the 70s had to offer.

It's not all disco. In addition to Boogie Oogie Oogie, you get tracks from artists like Jim Croce, America, Cher, Peter Framton, Little River Band, Pointer Sisters, Lynn Anderson, and many many more!

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Pure Disco
Volume 3

This is the third in a series of really great disco compilations.

In addition to Boogie Oogie Oogie, you get...

Le Freak
In The Navy
Village People
Disco Inferno
The Trammps
December 63
Frankie Valli
...and 16 more, for a super price!

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