Rigor Mortis (song)

"Rigor Mortis" is a song by the funk band Cameo, released on April 20, 1977 in their debut album Cardiac Arrest. In the US, the song peaked at #33 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] In this instance "Rigor Mortis" is a euphemism for being lonesome on the dance floor.

""Rigor Mortis""
Song by Cameo
from the album Cardiac Arrest
ReleasedApril 20, 1977
Songwriter(s)Larry Blackmon, Nathan Leftenant, Arnett Leftenant

In the mediaEdit

  • "Rigor Mortis" was sampled in Brand Nubian's song '"Brand Nubian".
  • DJ Quik sampled "Rigor Mortis" for his song entitled, "Get At Me".


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 98.