I love this song because it gets to the heart of what a pop song should be – music for dancing and having a good time. Shaking your booty is optional, but encouraged.
Yes, slow, romantic songs also make amazing pop, but this is Monday Funday Dance Party, after all. Besides, I have a thing for songs that are so insanely happy that it may actually annoy the more mellow listener.
And the video! Happy toast and drunken squirrels. Does it get better than that?
I was always a big fan of this song. I knew they were using samples from Blue Note recordings, but never bothered to track down the original source material.
But then it came and found me. I was listening to the radio, and some Herbie Hancock came on:
It’s great to listen to the original and compare it to US3’s interpretation. Both tracks are great, by the way, but right now I’m all about Herbie and his Cantaloupe Island.
Image by Larry Johnson, CC License 2.0