So you know the classic party, bar mitzvah, and wedding song staple: Electric Boogie (Electric Slide) by Marcia Griffiths?
It’s about a vibrator.
This revelation came about when someone, well, simply listened to the lyrics: “You gotta feel it (it’s electric!)/Ooh, it’s shakin’ (it’s electric!)” and “She’s movin’ like electric/She sure got the boogie,” it really is bonkers that it took this long for everyone to catch on.
It’s unclear where the movement started, but sometime around June 25th the internet made the discovery and then couldn’t stop talking about the “Electric Slide” as an ode to vibes.
The song’s now 71-year-old songwriter Bunny Wailer (real name Neville Livingston) resides in Kingston, Jamaica and a source close to the retired songwriter told LGBT news site Aazios.com that the song is 100% about a vibrator and that Livingston wrote it after a girlfriend said she didn’t need him anymore because she had a vibrator she nicknamed “the electric slide.” Apparently, Livingston is shocked it took us all these years to put it together.