"Don't Disturb This Groove
" is a song by American synthpop
Synthpop is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. It was prefigured in the 1960s and early 1970s by the use of synthesizers in progressive rock, electronic art rock, disco and particularly the "Kraut rock" of...
Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B, is a genre of popular African American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a...
duo The System
The System was an American synth pop duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Mic Murphy and seasoned session keyboardist David Frank. The band was founded in 1982 in New York and backed up by Paul Pesco on electric guitar and Kris Khellow - keyboards, synthesizers.Sometimes the group is referred to...
, from the 1987 album of the same name
-Personnel:*Audrey Wheeler, Dolette McDonald, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou – backing vocals*Omar Hakim – drums on "Save Me"*Ira Siegel, Steve Stevens – electric guitar*Paul Pesco – electric guitar*Jimmy Maelen – percussion...
. The song was written by The System's David Frank and Mic Murphy
Michael "Mic" Murphy is the lead singer/occasional guitarist of the successful 80's synth R&B duo The System. He is well-known for singing the group's biggest hit, "Don't Disturb This Groove," a 1987 US Top Five Pop and R&B hit....
. It was released as the album's first single.
In May 1987, the song reached number one on the Billboard
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R&B Singles chart
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States.The chart, initiated in 1942, is used to track the success of popular music songs in urban, or primarily African American, venues. Dominated over the years at various times by jazz, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, soul,...
, spending one week on top. It was later a hit on the pop
Pop music is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented toward a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes.- Definitions :David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop...
chart as well, peaking at number four on the Hot 100
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7" Vinyl (US)
- "Don't Disturb This Groove" (Edit of Remix) (3:45)
- "Modern Girl" (4:40)
12" Vinyl (US)
- "Don't Disturb This Groove" (Vocal/Remix) (5:32)
- "Don't Disturb This Groove" (Dub Version) (4:25)
- "Don't Disturb This Groove" (Groove Remix) (5:20)
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Tupac Amaru Shakur , known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world...
sampled the song for his "Lost Souls," a song on the 1997 Gang Related
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- An interpolation
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of the song is used in Victoria Beckham
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's hit single "This Groove
"This Groove", released as a double A-side with "Let Your Head Go", was the fourth single by Victoria Beckham. The song contains a sample of The System's "Don't Disturb This Groove".-Track listing and formats:...
," which reached the UK Top 3 in 2003.
- The Backstreet Boys
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covered the song for their 2005 album, Never Gone
Never Gone was the eagerly awaited comeback album by US vocal group Backstreet Boys. Originally to be released in 2004, the release date was pushed back to June 14, 2005 for unknown reasons. The album varies musically from their previous albums, with a rock sound to the album...
- R&B group Silk recorded a cover of the song for its 2006 album, Always and Forever
Always and Forever is the sixth studio album by Silk and was released on October 17, 2006.Album includes covers tracks like Switch 's "There'll Never Be", The System's "Don't Disturb This Groove" and Shalamar's "A Night to Remember," and traditional R&B productions of Prince's "Adore," "Sideshow"...
- Bronx hip-hop group Cru
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sampled the song for the track "Pay Attention" for their 1997 debut album "Da Dirty 30
Da Dirty 30 is the first and only album released by rap group, Cru. It was released on July 15, 1997 as a joint production by Def Jam Recordings and Violator Entertainment, with the entire production of the album coming from the group's producer Yogi...
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