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Deee-lite - Groove Is in the Heart

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Groove Is In the Heart (1990) is one of the earliest and most famous songs by the dance music band Deee-Lite. It is included as the eighth track on their first album, World Clique. An immediate smash in nightclubs, the song crossed over to pop radio and eventually hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 (it had already gone to number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart).

In the UK, the record was equally as popular and was released as a double-A side with "What Is Love", eventually reaching number two during the summer of 1990.

"Groove Is In the Heart" is a funky, cheerful love song that compares the new feelings of infatuation with hearing a good ("groovy") song. Essentially a house music track, it also features elements of disco, funk and early hip-hop. The backing track is built around many samples (one of them from Herbie Hancock's track 'Bring Down The Birds' on Blowup soundtrack) and even includes a slide whistle. Bootsy Collins provided guest vocals and played bass guitar and the rap is provided by Q-Tip, formerly of A Tribe Called Quest.

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