Album: Boombastic (1995)
Charted: 1 3
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  • This was the first US hit for Shaggy. "Oh Carolina" was popular in England two years earlier, but not in the US.
  • This uses a sample from "Baby Let Me Kiss You," a 1971 song by the New Orleans soul singer King Floyd.
  • A popular claymation commercial for Levi's jeans used this throughout the spot.
  • The album won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Reggae Album.
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  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceHere is where the dancehall sub-genre of reggae broke through to the American pop charts. Shaggy's personal charm shines through in the funky grooves.
  • Krie from Ft. Drum, NyThe remix version, used in the video, was a sample from Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On."
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