"The Electric Slide" is About a Vibrator, Songwriter Confirms

The Internet is boogie woogie-ing after learning that song you danced to in elementary school gym class, at weddings, graduations and Bar Mitzvahs is, in fact, about a sex toy.

That’s right; the iconic “Electric Boogie” ditty [also commonly called “The Electric Slide”] is about a vibrator. The songwriter, 71-year-old Neville Livingston aka Bunny Wailer has confirmed. Rumors about the song’s origin have had the web buzzing for the past few weeks, and the rumors finally reached Livingston in Kingston, Jamaica where he resides.

“I’m surprised it took people this long to figure out,” he said.

According to Livingston, he penned the tune after a girlfriend told him she no longer needed him because she had a toy she nicknamed “The Electric Slide.”

"Electric Boogie" was released in 1982 and reached number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. It was written and originally recorded in 1976 with Bunny Wailer.

Lastly, we’ll leave you with the video and the lyrics. How could this be about anything but a vibrator?!?!

 

 

It's electric! 

You can't see it (it's electric!) 

You gotta feel it (it's electric!)

Ooh, it's shakin' (it's electric!)

Jiggle-a-mesa-cara 

She's a pumpin' like a matic 

She's a movin' like electric 

She sure got the boogie

You gotta know it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie!)

Now you can't hold it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie!)

But you know it there, 

Here, there and everywhere

I've got to move, 

I'm going on a party ride 

I've got to groove, groove, groove, 

And from this music 

I just can't hide

Are you comin' with me? 

Come let me take you on a party ride 

And I'll teach you, teach you, teach you 

I'll teach you the electric slide

Some say it's mystic 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

You can't resist it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

You can't do without it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

Jiggle-a-mesa-cara she's a pumpin' like a matic 

She's movin' like electric 

She sure got the boogie

Don't want to lose it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

But you can't choose it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

But you know it's there, 

Here, there and everywhere

I've got to move, 

Come let me take you on a party ride 

And I'll teach you, teach you, teach you 

I'll teach you the electric slide

You can't see it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

You gotta feel it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

Ooh, it's shakin'

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie)

Jiggle-a-mesa-cara she's a pumpin' like a matic 

She's movin' like electric 

She sure got the boogie

You gotta know it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie!)

Now you can't hold it 

(It's electric 

Boogie woogie, woogie!)

But you know it's there, 

Here, there and everywhere

Ola ola eh, ola eh (don dela don deloh!)

Ola ola eh, ola eh (don dela don deloh!)

Ola ola eh, ola eh (don dela don deloh!)

Ola ola eh, ola eh (don dela don deloh!)

Ola ola eh, ola eh (don dela don deloh!)

 

h/t: aazios.com