Significant Songs (137)

Groove Is In The Heart

I featured this song as part of a general playlist, back in 2013. I heard it again recently, and it took me back once more, to a time and place in summer 1990. A happy time, made even happier by this funky song from Deee-Lite.

Fronted by the fascinating and rather gorgeous Lady Miss Kier, this New York based House Music trio took the charts by storm with their debut album, enjoying worldwide success with this single release. For the MTV generation, their psychedelic video was just right, with Miss Kier’s gyrations holding the attention of any viewer. Using countless samples from established artists, the group caught the mood of the moment, combining high camp with a great beat, and surprisingly good vocals too.

They broke up in 1995, going their separate ways. I would be hard pushed to name any of their other six top ten hits, but this track has stayed with me ever since.

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