May 05, 2010

I love wikipedia's song synopses

Like this entry for the Sylvers' "Boogie Fever":

The narrator of the song notes a change that seems to have come over his girlfriend - at the drive-in movie, she turns down the speaker volume and turns up the radio to hear her favorite disco songs, and "boogies" to the disco beat while eating her meal at the pizza parlor. He concludes that his girl must have caught the "boogie fever" which seems to be "goin' around." In the final verse, he consults his doctor and realizes that he, too, has caught the "boogie fever" as a result of dancing all night "doin' the bump, bump, bump" with his girlfriend.


Posted by Dr. Frank at May 5, 2010 10:06 PM | TrackBack



Posted by: aaron at May 5, 2010 10:14 PM

Jonas Salk is perhaps best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective Boogie Fever vaccine. Until 1977, when the Salk vaccine was introduced, Boogie Fever was considered one of the most frightening public health problems of the postwar United States. Thank you for saving us, Dr. Salk.

Posted by: j francis at May 5, 2010 10:29 PM

I searched for a similar entry in my hardcover Encyclopedia Britanica which my parents bought me when I was about 10 (and are still probably making installment payments on to this day). Strangely enough, I couldn't find an entry for Boogie Fever. Thank you, Wikipedia, for picking up the slack!

Posted by: Trey at May 6, 2010 09:54 PM