Bodyrock
by Moby

Album: Play (1999)
Charted: 38

Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the third single from Play.
  • This features a sample of the song "Love Rap" by Spoonie G featuring the Treacherous Three (B-side to their 1980 single "The New Rap Language"), and additional vocals from Def Jam recording artist Nikki D.
  • Moby told Rolling Stone that both his managers tried to persuade him to take this off Play. He explained: "They thought it was really tacky. They thought it sounded like a Fatboy Slim ripoff - which I guess it kind of did. I like it because the hip-hop sample was off the first mixtape I ever got, maybe in 1981, off the Mr. Magic Show on WBLS. The guitar is directly inspired by 'What We All Want' by Gang of Four. And I thought it was kind of funny to have an orchestral chorus on what is essentially a hip-hip song."

Comments: 1

  • Filip from Lublin, PolandThe song was part of FIFA 2001's soundtrack.
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