Jamaican diamond selling Reggae/Dancehall artiste Shaggy recently released the visuals for his new song Electric Boogie. The song, which is a remix of Marcia Griffiths’ Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide), features Marcia Griffiths herself, Amber Lee, Jamila Falak, and Moyan. The music video was directed by Jay Will (Game Over).
Electric Boogie is now the background vocals for the new Jeep commercial and was featured recently at the 2023 Super Bowl. Fans were excited to hear the song and have been giving positive feedback to the track on social media.
Although some fans were happy to hear the latest song from the singer, others were keen to point out the fact that he was paying tribute to those that came before him. The video has been viewed approximately 14,000 times after being uploaded in just under 14 hours.
The It Wasn’t Me singer recently appeared on On Air With Ryan to give a brief explanation of how the song came about. He also spoke about the history of the song and how excited Marcia was to know that her song was being redone. She was even more thrilled to know that she would be a part of the upcoming song.
Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide) was originally done 40 years ago by Marcia Griffiths OD. The original lyrics were written by Bunny Wailer, who was an original member of the Wailers group. Griffiths was a member of the I-Threes who sang background vocals for the group. She has also had a remarkable solo career producing songs such as All My Life, The First Cut, I Shall Sing, and Dreamland, among others.
Shaggy (54), whose real name is Orville Richard Burrell CD, was born on October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. His music career began in 1992 and he is known for hits such as Angel, Boombastic, It Wasn’t Me, Oh Carolina, and In The Summertime, along with others.
Burrell is Jamaica’s only diamond selling artiste. He has sold over 40 million album units and has had 8 Billboard Hot 100 entries. The singer has also had 7 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Furthermore, Shaggy was awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction (Commander) in 2007. He has also been nominated eight times for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. He has won the award twice, with Boombastic in 1996 and 44/876 with Sting in 2019. In addition, he won the Brit Award for International Male Solo Artiste in 2002.
Mr. Boombastic is also a producer, songwriter and philanthropist. His Make A Difference Foundation and Shaggy And Friends Concert are two avenues that the singer uses to “give back” and help in the development of his homeland.
Watch the Electric Boogie music video below: