Deee-Lite – Groove Is in the Heart, second from 100 Greatest Dance Songs

Wikipedia: „Groove Is in the Heart“ is a song by dance band Deee-Lite from their debut album, World Clique. Released as a single in late 1990, it was a hit in many countries, including in Australia where it was a number-one hit.

„Groove Is in the Heart“ is a song that compares the new feelings of infatuation with hearing a good („groovy“) song. However the word ‚Groove‘ could also represent the grooves of a vinyl record. The backing track was built around many samples, primarily the main riff from Herbie Hancock’s track „Bring Down the Birds“ from the Blowup soundtrack, Vernon Burch’s „Get Up“, which provided the drum track and also formed the basis for the famous breakdown featuring a slide whistle, and the horn riff from Eddie Jefferson’s „Psychedelic Sally“. Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsy Collins played bass guitar and provided guest vocals, and the rap is provided by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest.[1]

Second from 100 Greatest Dance Songs

Slant Magazine ranked the song second in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs list, adding: „No song delivered the group’s world-conscious Word as colorfully and open-heartedly as „Groove Is in the Heart,“ which flew up the Billboard charts while goosing stuffed shirts“

An immediate smash in nightclubs, the song went to number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart and also hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It managed to peak at number-one for one week in Australia in November 1990.

Music video

The song was accompanied by a psychedelic music video, with Deee-Lite, Q-Tip, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins superimposed over a cartoonish 1960s-style background of various shifting shapes and colors. The video opens and closes with quotes by the band: Lady Miss Kier has an opening dialog consisting of „faux-French“ originally spoken in the song’s AA-side, „What Is Love?“,[3] and the ending features Collins saying, „Don’t forget, groove is in the heart, and Deee-Lite have definitely been known to smoke… on stage, that is!“ and Lady Miss Kier exclaiming „Deee-groovy!“


The Words

You’re going to dance
You’re going to dance
You’re going to dance
And have some fun

Dig

The chills that you spill
Up my back keep me filled
With satisfaction when we’re done
Satisfaction of what’s come
I couldn’t ask for another (I-I-I-I)
No, I couldn’t ask for another (that’s right)
Your groove I do deeply dig
No walls only the bridge
My supper dish
My succotash wish (sing it baby)
I couldn’t ask for another (uh-huh, uh-huh)
(I-I-I-I) No, I couldn’t ask for another

Groove is in the hea-a-a-art
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art (astronomical)
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art (hit me!)

Watch out!

The depth of hula groove
Moves us to the nth hoop
We’re going through too
Horten hears a who-o-o
I couldn’t ask for another (I-I-I-I)
No, I couldn’t ask for another
DJ Soul (Soul!) was on a roll
I’ve been told he can’t be sold
He’s not vicious or malicious
Just dee-lovely and delicious
I couldn’t ask for another

Someone’s in this torso (yeah)
Hot! Gotta deal you wanna know (wanna know)
Dee-Liteful truly Dee-Liteful (liteful)
Makin‘ it doin‘ it ’specially at show (show)
Feeling kinda high like a Hendrix haze (haze)
Music makes motion moves like a maze (maze)
All inside of me (side)
Heart especially (yeah)
Help of the rhythm where I wanna be (c’mon)
Flowin‘ glowin‘ with electric eyes (ha)
You dip to the dive baby you’ll realize (yeah)
Baby you’ll see the funky side of me
Baby you’ll see that rhythm is the key (hmm!)
Get get ready with it (with it)
Can’t can’t quit it (quit it)
Stomp on the stoop when I hear a funk loop (loop)
Playing Pied Piper
Follow what’s true
Baby just sing about the groove (sing it)

Groove is in the hea-a-a-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art (na-na-na-na)
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art

One, two, three
Brrrrr

Blow them horns, oh lord

Groove is in the heart

Groove is in the hea-a-a-art (yeah)
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art
Groove is in the hea-a-a-art

(Laughs) C’mon, ya’ll are… (laughs) ya’ll are crazy, man

Das deutsche Wiki

Deee-Lite war eine Popmusikgruppe in den 1990er Jahren. Zu ihrem größten Hit wurde im Sommer 1990 der Titel Groove Is in the Heart, der zusammen mit Q-Tip von A Tribe Called Quest und Bootsy Collins entstand.

Zur Band gehörten Lady Miss Kier (Kierin Kirby), Supa DJ Dmitry (Dmitry Brill) und Jungle DJ Towa Tei (Doug Wa-Chung). 1994 verließ Towa Tei die Band und startete eine Solokarriere. Er wurde durch DJ Ani (Ani Q. Schempf) ersetzt.

Im Frühjahr 2003 verklagte Lady Miss Kier die Firma Sega, weil eine Figur im Videospiel Space Channel 5 ihrer Person nachempfunden war.

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