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Songs That Sample “Jungle Boogie” By Kool & The Gang

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"Jungle Boogie" is a funk song recorded by Kool & the Gang for their 1973 album Wild and Peaceful.

The song soared to the top ten as a single and became hugely popular in dance clubs across the country. It's spoken lead vocal was performed by the band's roadie Don Boyce and an instrumental version of the tune with an overdubbed flute part and additional percussion instruments titled "Jungle Jazz" appeared on the album Spirit of the Boogie.

"Jungle Boogie" has been repeatedly sampled on songs including the The Beastie Boys' 1989 release "Hey Ladies", Madonna's 1992 top ten hit "Erotica" and Janet Jackson's 1994 top ten single "You Want This".  Hip-hop artists have used the song's infectious beat to provide the foundation for countless tracks.

This playlist starts with the original Kool & The Gang version of "Jungle Boogie" and is followed by 13 more songs that sample it including the three previously mentioned.

Songs That Sample "Jungle Boogie" Playlist

1. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang

2. Make The Loot Loop - Ice-T

3. Neva Again - Kam

4. Welcome To The Terrordome - Public Enemy 

5. Jam 4 U - Redman

6. The Product - Ice Cube

7. Hey Ladies - Beastie Boys

8. Erotica - Madonna 

9. You Want This - Janet Jackson

10. No Diggity - Blackstreet

11. Pronto - Cru

12. I Got Five On It (Aphrodite's Original Dub Plate Mix) - Luniz 

13. Get Down Grandmaster - Grandmaster Caz - Various Artists

14. I Am The Lyte - M.C. Lyte 

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