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"Boogie Wonderland" is a single by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions issued in April 1979 on Columbia Records.[1] The song rose to number 14 on the disco chart, number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[2][3] Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Gold in the UK by the BPI.

"Boogie Wonderland"
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Single by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
from the album I Am
B-side"Boogie Wonderland (Instrumental) (Vinyl)"
ReleasedMay 6, 1979
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Length4:55
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Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"September"
(1978)
"Boogie Wonderland"
(1979)
"After the Love Has Gone"
(1979)
Music video
"Boogie Wonderland" on YouTube

Contents

OverviewEdit

The song was composed by Allee Willis with Jon Lind and produced by EWF leader Maurice White and Al McKay.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

Boogie Wonderland was Grammy nominated in the categories of Best R&B Instrumental Performance and Best Disco Recording.[4]

CoversEdit

  • "Boogie Wonderland" was the basis for the dance song "I'm Alive" by Stretch & Vern Present "Maddog"; the song reached number 6 in the UK in September 1996.[5]

Appearances in other mediaEdit

Chart performanceEdit

AccoladesEdit

The information regarding accolades attributed to "Boogie Wonderland" is adapted from AcclaimedMusic.net.[21]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Gary Mulholland U.K. This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock 2002 *
Dave Marsh U.S. The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made 1989 737
Bruce Pollock U.S. The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 2005 *
The Guardian UK 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear 2009 *

(*) designates lists that are unordered.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions: Boogie Wonderland (Liner notes and text). Columbia Records. April 1979.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 179.
  4. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire". grammy.com.
  5. ^ "Chart Stats Stretch 'N' Vern Presents 'Maddog' - I'm Alive".
  6. ^ "American Idol: Not The Final Coundown!". TV.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  7. ^ American Idol. Season 2. Episode 23. April 2, 2003. FOX.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Earth Wind and Fire – Boogie Wonderland" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Boogie Wonderland". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "NL Top40 - Search Results Boogie Wonderland". Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  11. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-07-22. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  12. ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  15. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  16. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  17. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1979 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  18. ^ "Top Singles 1979". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 22 December 1979. p. 27.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-04-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions: Boogie Wonderland". Acclaimed Music.

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