Coverafbeelding Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
  • Statistieken
  •   10 weken
  •   12 piekpositie
  •   177 punten
  •   1976

Artiestinformatie




Songtekst

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Blow horns you sure sound pretty
Your violins keep movin' to the nitty gritty
When you hear the scratch of the guitars scratchin'
Then you'll know that rhythm carries all the action
Woah yeah

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Flute player play your flute 'cause
I know that you want to get your thing off
But you see I've made up my mind about it
It's got to be the rhythm, no doubt about it, woah woah

'Cause when the guitar player start playing
With the syncopated rhythm, with the scratch, scratch, scratch
Makes me wanna move my body yeah, yeah, yeah
And when the drummer starts beating that beat
He nails that beat with the syncopated rhythm
With the rat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat on the drums, hey

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it
Love to hear it
Love to hear it
Love to hear it

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion

'Cause when the guitar player start playing
With the syncopated rhythm, with the scratch, scratch, scratch
Makes me wanna move my body yeah, yeah, yeah
And when the drummer starts beating that beat
He nails that beat with the syncopated rhythm
With the rat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat on the drums, hey

Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion

[Repeat and fade]

Songinformatie

De song is vele malen gecoverd. De bekendste en meest succesvolle cover was van Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine. Deze uitvoering stond 4 weken in de Top 40 met een 33e plaats als hoogste notering. Andere covers zijn o.a. van: Laura Branigan (1990) en rapster Lil Suzy (1994). DJ Jeroen van Inkel gebruikte eind jaren 80 de melodie als jingle voor zijn vrijdagochtendprogramma bij Radio Veronica ter onderbreking van reclame en journaal. "We gaan er even uit maar zijn straks weer terug".

Trivia

Vicki Sue Robinson (Harlem, 1954 - Wilton, Connecticut, 2000) was een Amerikaanse theater- en filmactrice en zangeres, zeer nauw geassocieerd met het discotijdperk eind jaren '70. Vicki Sue is het meest bekend van haar grote discohit uit 1976 "Turn the Beat Around". Ze overleed in april 2000, elf dagen na de release van haar laatste film "Red Lipstick" aan de gevolgen van kanker. Vicky heeft ook o.a. gespeel in de musicals "Hair" en Jesus Christ Superstar".
ArtiestVicki Sue Robinson
 A-kant
Titel Turn The Beat Around
Lengte 3:21
Componist(en) P. & G. Jackson
Producer(s) Warren Schatz
 B-kant
Titel Lack Of Respect
Lengte 2:59
Componist(en) Seidman
Producer(s) Warren Schatz
Platenlabel RCA
Catalogusnr PB 10562
Hoogste positie UK 51
Hoogste positie US 10
Album Never Gonna Let You Go


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