The majority of songs featured in this series have some relevance to places, times, or events in my life. Memories, good and bad recollections, or just an overall reminder of a certain day or season. Generally, they are all here because I like them of course, but on this occasion I am featuring a song I don’t particularly like, and certainly have never owned.
I wasn’t a big fan of the Hip Hop genre anyway, and by the time this was released by House of Pain, in 1992, I was 40 years old, and rather irked by the fact that this track sampled the classic ‘Harlem Shuffle’, from 1963, as well as others from Junior Walker and Chubby Checker. The song was also heavily featured in advertising for Guinness beer in the UK, and became irritating, to say the least.
So, why is it here?
The simple truth is that like it or not, it is very catchy, and works well too. For over fifteen years, I have found it popping into my head often, usually when least expected. In all honesty, I have to confess that this is the sign of a very effective record. In the interests of balance and fairness, here it is.