Song Lyric Sunday | “Boogie Wonderland” – Earth, Wind & Fire


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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is Air/Earth/Fire/Water.

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Of course, when I think of the elements, the first thing to come to mind is legendary music icons Earth, Wind & Fire.

The group released Boogie Wonderland, a collaboration with the group I featured last week–The Emotions–in April of 1979. The song peaked at number 14 on the dance chart, number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Gold in the UK by the BPI.

FUN FACTS:

  • Boogie Wonderland was Grammy nominated in the categories of Best R&B Instrumental Performance and Best Disco Recording.
  • The song was covered by Brittany Murphy for the soundtrack to the 2006 movie Happy Feet.
  • In November 1978, EWF issued a compilation album entitled The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1. It rose to No. 3 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified Quintuple Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.
  • Considered one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, EWF has won numerous awards and honors including six Grammys, four American Music Awards, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honors, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The official music video is just one big party! 😀

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.

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Boogie Wonderland

by Earth, Wind & Fire featuring The Emotions

Songwriters: Jon Lind / Allee Willis

Dance, boogie wonderland.
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland
Midnight creeps so slowly into hearts of men who need more than they get
Daylight deals a bad hand to a woman who has laid too many bets
The mirror stares you in the face and says, “Baby, uh, uh, it don’t work”
You say your prayers though you don’t care; you dance and shake the hurt
Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland
Sounds fly through the night; I chase my vinyl dreams to Boogie Wonderland
I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland
I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland
All the love in the world can’t be gone
All the need to be loved can’t be wrong
All the records are playing and my heart keeps saying
“Boogie wonderland, wonderland”
Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland
Ha, ha
I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland
I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

24 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Boogie Wonderland” – Earth, Wind & Fire

  1. For some unknown reason, I figured that you would go with an Earth, Wind & Fire song today. They do look like they are having a lot of fun in this song and you have to love those outfits. Great dancing music, thanks for sharing Felicia.

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