Chart Performance: Pop (#65) & Hot Dance Music/Club Play (#31); 1995
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
In the late spring and early summer of 1995 a rap duo from Chicago, Illinois topped the British chart with two consecutive singles: Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle) and Boom Boom Boom. The Outhere Brothers – as so often is the case in music – were not related, except through their “art.” Keith “Malik” Mayberry, the lyricist, and Lamar “Hula” Mahone, the producer/remixer, teamed up in 1987, and plugged away for several years before Don’t Stop launched them onto the English public. When Boom also hit #1, the OHB reportedly became only the third act in UK history to rack up back-to-back chart toppers with its first two releases (George Michael and Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers did it before them). In a reversal of order, Boom peaked at #31 on the U.S. dance list in late summer and Don’t Stop reached #22 in early spring, 1996. In between, Boom broke onto the pop Hot 100: the Outhere Brothers only mainstream chart entry.
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- the Outhere Brothers
Lyrics Written by:
- Silk E.