Dance And Shout

Album: Hot Shot (2000)
Charted: 19 104

Songfacts®:

  • After getting dropped by Virgin Records, Shaggy teamed up with the super-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for the song "Luv Me, Luv Me," a collaboration with Janet Jackson that was used in the 1998 movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Shaggy teamed with them again for "Dance And Shout," a club-ready dancefloor filler that was released in the summer of 2000 as the first single from Hot Shot, his first album with MCA. In America, it shot all the way to... #104, making it look like Virgin made the right call.

    But months later, the Hot Shot track "It Wasn't Me" got some love on the Internet and MCA issued it as a single. It shot to #1 in February 2001, and Shaggy's next single, "Angel," followed it to the top. The album ended up selling over 6 million copies.
  • "Dance And Shout" is a re-working of "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)," a 1979 hit for The Jacksons, with the singer Pee Wee (Rasan Scott-Muhammed) singing Michael Jackson's hook while Shaggy channels his "Mr. Lover" persona and busts out verses about grooving at the club and what's going to happen after.
  • This song fared better in the UK when it was released as a single in 2001 with the song "Hope" and reached #19.

Comments: 3

  • Kieran from Essex, EnglandCynthia, you need to look up the word interesting in the dictionary.
  • John from Greeneville, TnActually the sample was from The Jackson's 1978 hit, "Shake your Body (Down To The Ground)"
  • Cynthia from Whitehorse, CanadaInterestingly, this song also sounds a little like "The Macarena".
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