Friday, July 07, 2017

Songoftheday 7/7/17 - As it grooves your body moves your body starts to get the feelin', and what you're feelin' is happiness...

"Wiggle It" - 2 In A Room 
from the album Wiggle It (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #15 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's song of the day comes from the house music duo 2 In A Room, who came together in New York City in the late 1980's. DJ Rog Nice Pauletta and "Dose" Vargas had their first success overseas, with their debut single, the sample-heavy and minor-chord jam "Somebody In The House Say Yeah!" becoming a minor hit in the UK in November of 1989 (#66). Their next 12" single reached the clubs in America, with both "Do What You Want" and "Take Me Away" getting played enough by DJ's to both reach the Dance Club Play chart in Billboard at #18. These all came from their first release, The Album, Vol. 1. But it was the title track to their sophomore effort in 1990 that gave the pair an international house music smash. "Wiggle It", written by Dose with producer George Morel, was a fun slab of booty-shaking action over a circular synth-chord beat, as it grooved...


"Wiggle It" became 2 In A Room's biggest hit, reaching the top 20 on the American pop chart in December of 1990. The extended remixed track topped Billboard's Dance Club Play for two weeks in the prior month. Internationally, the single was even more successful, climbing to #3 in Australia,  Ireland and the UK, and reaching the top-40 in Switzerland (#14), Germany (#17), the Netherlands (#24), Austria (#30), New Zealand (#38), and Belgium (#39).

The duo followed up "Wiggle It" with "She's Got Me Going Crazy", which got to #40 on the dance chart in America and #54 in the UK, but missed the U.S. pop Hot 100 entirely. Then they re-released their early single "Do What You Want" with a new mix from David Morales, which got them back to the dance top ten at #9. It took three years for Dose and Rog Nice to come back with a third album, World Party. Lead single "El Trago (The Drink)" scored them a minor American pop hit at #86 and got them back into the top-40 in England at #34. It also made #36 on the dance chart and was a huge underground club hit in the New York area. Another track from the album, "Carnival", climbed to #24 on the dance chart, their last appearance. Vargas went on from there to form the respected and Grammy-nominated Latin merengue band Fulanito.

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Here's the "Def Wiggle Mix" from David Morales that got the record to the top of the Dance Chart in America in October of 1990...


...and even though it's bad video, you can feel the energy in one of their live appearances at the Roseland Theater in New York, performing "Do What You Want" and "Wiggle It"...


Lastly, we've got 2 In A Room on Top Of The Pops, and even though it's a lipsync the audience is going apeshit...


Up tomorrow: Jersey rocker is counting on the unfathomable.

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