Coverafbeelding Justin Wellington and Small Jam - Iko Iko
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  •   2021

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   11-01-1979
Land   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea

De in Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea geboren zanger heeft een prominente plaats ingenomen in de muziekscene op de eilanden en daarbuiten. Wellingtons unieke stijl en geluid is een mix van pop, reggae, R&B, dancehall en eilandmuziek.

In 2005 verscheen zijn debuutalbum Much Love dat hem gelijk succes opleverde. Ook de albums die daarna volgden deden het goed.

Samen met Small Jam bracht hij in 2019 de track Iko Iko uit. In 2021 komt het nummer wereldwijd volop in de aandacht door het social media platform TikTok.



Songtekst

Hahaha
Ayo, Big Wave
Tell 'em I come
Small Jam alongside JW

My bestie and your bestie
Sit down by the fire
Your bestie says she want party
So can we make these flames go higher

Talkin' 'bout hey now (Hey now)
Hey now (Hey now)
Iko iko an day
Jocomo fee no an dan day
Jocomo fee nan nay

Start my truck, let's all jump in
Here we go together
Nice cool breeze and big palm trees
I tell you: life don't get no better

Talkin' 'bout hey now (Hey now)
Hey now (Hey now)
Iko iko an day
Jocomo fee no an dan day
Jocomo fee nan nay

A keia mamang gwele
Step on the dancing floor
Hips be winding, DJ rewinding
Take it to the island way

Keio, baby mama
Put on your dancing shoes
One drop it drop it low now, take it to the max now
Jammin' the Small Jam way
Ja-ja-ja-jammin' the Small Jam way

My bestie and your bestie
Sit down by the fire
Your bestie says she want party
So can we make these flames go higher

Talkin' 'bout hey now (Hey now)
Hey now (Hey now)
Iko iko an day (Oh)
Jocomo fee no an dan day
Jocomo fee nan nay

Let me take it from here

Solomon girl straight up right hoochie mama
Make we party non stop in a island banda
Swing those hips and back it up to me ragga
A chance fi party, ladies do the Dougie Dougie

I'm jammin' island reggae reppin' blue, green and yellow
Me tappin' on me beat make ya slow wind for me, baby
Speakers pumpin', people jumpin'
We're jammin' the island way

Shoutout to the good-time crew
All across the islands
Grab your shoes, then we'll two by two
And now we're shinin' bright like diamonds

Talkin' 'bout hey now (Hey now)
Hey now (Hey now)
Iko iko an day (Oh)
Jocomo fee no an dan day
Jocomo fee nan nay (Yes)

One drop it, drop it low now
Take it to the max now
Jammin' the Small Jam way
Wind it

Wind up, go down, wind up, go down
Twist your body backwards (We go, we go)
We go left, left, we go right, right
Turn it around and forward (Wind and go down again)

Wind up, go down, wind up, go down
Twist your body backwards (Twist it back)
We go left, left, we go right, right
Turn it around and forward

My bestie and your bestie
Dancing by the fire
Your bestie says she want party
So can we make these flames go higher

Talkin' 'bout hey now (Hey now)
Hey now (Hey now)
Iko iko an day (Oh)
Jocomo fee no an dan day
Jocomo fee nan nay
Jocomo fee nan nay
Jocomo fee nan nay
Jocomo fee nan nay

Songinformatie

Trivia

Het origineel is van:

1954: Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters getiteld Jock-A-Mo
(Words and Music by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford)
[Checker 787]

Coverversies:

1965: The Dixie Cups ‎- Iko Iko
(Rosa Lee Hawkins - Barbara Anne Hawkins - Joan Marie Johnson)
[Red Bird RB 10-024]
[n°20 hit in Amerika]
[Red Bird RB 10 024]
[n°23 hit in Groot-Brittannië]

1972: Dr. John - Iko Iko
[Atco Records 45-6882]
(Marilyn Jones - Sharon Jones - Joe Jones - Jesse Thomas - James "Sugar Boy" Crawford)
(Produced by Jerry Wexler & Harold Battiste)
[n°71 hit in Amerika]

1982: The Belle Stars - Iko Iko
(Rosa Lee Hawkins - Barbara Anne Hawkins - Joan Marie Johnson - Jessie Thomas - Sharon Jones - Joe Jones)
(Produced by Brian Tench)
[Stiff Records BUY 150]
[n°35 hit in Groot-Brittannië)

1982: Natasha - Iko Iko
[Towerbell TOW 22]
(Rosa Lee Hawkins - Barbara Anne Hawkins - Joan Marie Johnson - Sharon Jones - Joe Jones)
(Produced by Tom Newman)
[n°10 hit in Groot-Brittannië)

1989: The Belle Stars - Iko Iko
(Barbara Anne Hawkins - Joe Jones - Rosa Lee Hawkins - Marilyn Jones - Joan Marie Johnson - Sharon Jones - Jessie Thomas)
(Produced by Brian Tench)
(Executive Producers: Barry Levinson & Mark Johnson)
(Soundtrack Produced by Allan Mason)
(From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Rain Man")
[Capitol Records | United Artists B-44343]
[n°14 hit in Amerika]

ArtiestJustin Wellington,
Small Jam
Titel Iko Iko
Lengte 3:02




Componist(en) James Crawford · Barbara Hawkins · Rosa Hawkins · Joan Johnson
Producer(s) Matthew Adcock
Mixage William Seth Reosia
Platenlabel RCA
Catalogusnr digitale single
Releasedatum 03-06-2019


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