This nostalgic journey of a song appealed to a wide range of music fans from rock to adult pop to country. It is catchy enough for young audiences while guaranteed to please fans of the classic songs "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama" referenced in the recording. "All Summer Long" was a significant pop hit around the world.
"Ice Ice Baby," the "Under Pressure" sampling #1 smash from Vanilla Ice is easily derided, but it remains a key record for breaking hip hop into the US pop charts. It is also likely to raise a smile and a laugh at any party. Keep this one handy when you need a good laugh and fond memories from revelers of a certain age.
"The Humpty Dance" is sung by Humpty Hump, the alter ego of Digital Underground member Shock G. He proudly describes some of his sexual exploits. The hip hop and funk blend is a party classic. The song includes a variety of samples from other songs and in turn it has been sampled widely in more recent music. "The Humpty Dance" was a #11 pop and #1 rap hit for Digital Underground.
As the song says, there are women with big butts, and there are men that appreciate them. MTV's initial ban of the accompanying video only helped the song gain public attention. The song went clear to #1 on the pop singles chart and won a Grammy Award. It also spawned a string of songs appreciating this aspect of female anatomy. It has also been a party classic for two decades.
High school dances in the 1950s were often refereed to as "the Hop." This song was originally called "Do the Bop," but, after hearing it, American Bandstand's Dick Clark suggested the name change. The song went to #1 for five weeks. It regained popularity after being performed by Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969 and then being included on the soundtrack to the movie American Graffiti in 1973.