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Groove Is In the Heart

Groove is in the heart – Deee-Lite

One of the first songs i ever remember liking. One of the first adult songs anyway – songs they played on triple J. I don’t think i’ll ever realise it’s importance. I don’t even know if it had an importance. My age at the time didn’t give me grasp enough on any revolution music was going through then, nor if and how Deee-Lite fit into that revolution. Odds are if i heard it it was the tail-end, mainstream surfacing of anything cutting edge. Or it was just that good.

Has it dated at all? Things that were so fresh twenty years go don’t usually hold up as well as this. Maybe it hasn’t had the chance to date, fixed to every party tape (my parties, not real parties), on every DJ’s playlist. I think it still sounds as incredible as ever, but that probably dates me. Party song of the year 1990 becomes skating rink song of 1995 becomes engagement party dance floor filler of 2000 becomes Singstar hit of 2005 becomes the “is it still ok for me to listen to this?” question of 2010. I wonder what their other songs were like.

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