Joystick (song)

"Joystick" is a 1983 hit single by the Dazz Band, and was co-written by Bobby Harris, and Eric Fearman who were the singer and guitarist of the group. "Joystick" was the group's second biggest hit of three Top 100 singles, where it reached #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Black Singles Chart.[1]

"Joystick"
Song by Dazz Band
from the album Joystick
Released1983
Format12" vinyl
GenreR&B, funk, electro, disco
Length5:20
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Eric Fearman, Bobby Harris
Producer(s)Reggie Andrews

BackgroundEdit

The title of the song is double entendre for the male phallus[2] (and is a common slang term used in the United Kingdom). The band adopted hip-hop production techniques, favoring keyboards and drum machines over horns, echoing the popularity of the electro-funk style. The single became a dancefloor favorite following its release.

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 149.
  2. ^ "Joystick - Dazz Band | Song Info". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ [1]

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