Bingo Bango

Album: Remedy (1999)
Charted: 13

Songfacts®:

  • This was the last single released from the first Basement Jaxx album, which was a wildly successful debut for the British act. "Bingo Bango" followed "Red Alert" and "Rendez-Vu" as #1 hits on the US dance chart; all three songs also had impressive showings on the UK pop chart.
  • This song began life as a Latin house track. The "Bingo Bango" hook was added later - it was inspired by a dance song called "Go Bang" released in 1982 by Dinosaur L.
  • Basement Jaxx take an unusual approach to lead vocalists. They have used superstars like Dizzee Rascal on their songs, but are just as likely to use an amateur. This song features Cassie Watson, who was a friend of the group. In our interview with Felix Buxton, he explained: "She was working at the local car hop place. We went and got her at lunchtime just to record her and said, 'Could you go, 'bing a bing a bing, bang, bango." Make some noises, congo, bongos. And it ended up being 'Bingo Bango.''

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