deee-lite – groove is in the heart

Groove Is in the Heart — Deee-Lite

This song came out in 1990.


I was in the awkward position of lurching around the hallways of my high school in my leather jacket listening to — what I considered (at the time) to be 12 year-old girl’s music — on my Walkman.


But the magic of deee-lite is undeniable, and almost 30 years later this song in particular is clearly a timeless classic. Bootsy Fucking Collins plays bass on this track. And it is still a dance floor shaker the world over.


If you do not know or love this song, that’s okay. You are either too old or your heart is barely beating. Either way, I can not help you but MY heart goes out to you. And there’s groove in it!


Wikipedia says: “Deee-Lite was an American house and club/dance music group, formed in New York City. The group’s best-known single is “Groove Is in the Heart”, which was released from their 1990 debut album, World Clique, and was a Top 10 hit in multiple countries. That song notably features funk musician Bootsy Collins, a fan of the group. Deee-Lite scored six number-one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart over their history.”


album world clique
released 1990