Song A Week Three: Groove is In The Heart

Really, there’s not much I can say about this song. If you have even a surface level of dance music, you’ve probably heard Groove is In The Heart. Released on the album World Clique in 1990 by Deee-Lite, Groove is In The Heart was, by far, Deee-Lite’s biggest hit.

It’s not hard to see why it was such a hit, with catchy Lyrics by Lady Miss Kier, music by DJ Towa Towa and DJ Dmitry, & stellar guest roles by Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip, this song is a classic. However, this only scratches the surface of what actually makes this song great.

I think a big part of this song is the video, which have included below. The psychedelic visuals of background, combined with the throwback outfits influenced by the New York drag scene of the late 1980s (check those platforms!). With a funky hook sampled from a decidedly undancy song by Herbie Hancock, Deee-Lite, along with their featured, saxophonist Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley on trombone creates a fun throwback dance track.

I honestly have this song stuck in my head at least once a week.

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