Love Shack – B-52’s

June 23, 2021

Today’s song of the day is The B-52s’ signature song, “Love Shack.”

Fun Facts:

  • The original lineup of the B-52s was as follows:
    • Fred Schneider – Vocals and percussion
    • Kate Pierson – Vocals, keyboard and synth bass
    • Cindy Wilson – Vocals and percussion
    • Ricky Wilson – Guitar
    • Keith Strickland – Drums, guitar, and keyboard
  • When Ricky Wilson died in 1985 due to an AIDS-related illness, Keith Strickland became the lead guitarist and started composing in 1988.
  • Love Shack was released as a single and became the B-52s’ first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and had ranked No. 3 by November of 1989.
  • The B-52s most recent activities involved a tour through Europe and the U.S. in 2019, and a feature in an Archie Comics comic book released in 2020 called Archie Meets the B-52s.

Lyrics

(Lyric Find)

If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says

Fifteen miles to the, love shack, love shack yeah

I’m headin’ down the Atlanta highway

Lookin’ for the love getaway

Headed for the love getaway, love getaway

I got me a car, it’s as big as a whale

And we’re headin’ on down to the love shack

I got me a Chrysler, it seats about twenty

So hurry up and bring your jukebox money

The love shack is a little old place where

We can get together

Love shack baby

A love shack baby

Love shack, baby love shack

Love shack, baby love shack

Love shack, baby love shack

Love shack, baby love shack

Sign says, woo, stay away fools

‘Cause love rules at the love shack

Well it’s set way back in the middle of a field

Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back

Glitter on the mattress

Glitter on the highway

Glitter on the front porch

Glitter on the hallway

The love shack is a little old place where

We can get together

Love shack, baby

Love shack, baby

Love shack, that’s where it’s at

Love shack, that’s where it’s at

Huggin’ and a-kissin’, dancin’ and a-lovin’

Wearin’ next to nothing ’cause it’s hot as an oven

The whole shack shimmies

Yeah the whole shack shimmies

The whole shack shimmies when everybody’s movin’ around

And around and around and around

Everybody’s movin’, everybody’s groovin’ baby

Folks linin’ up outside just to get down

Everybody’s movin’, everybody’s groovin’ baby

Funky little shack

Funky little shack

Hop in my Chrysler, it’s as big as a whale

And it’s about to set sail

I got me a car, it seats about twenty, so come on

And bring your jukebox money

The love shack is a little old place where

We can get together

Love shack baby

A love shack baby

Love shack, baby love shack

Love shack, baby love shack

Love shack, baby love shack (oh baby that’s where it’s at)

Love shack, baby love shack (baby that’s where it’s at)

Bang bang bang on the door baby!

Knock a little louder baby!

Bang bang bang on the door baby!

I can’t hear you

Bang bang bang on the door baby!

Knock a little louder sugar!

Bang bang bang on the door baby!

I can’t hear you

Bang bang bang on the door baby, knock a little louder

Bang bang on the door baby, bang bang!

On the door baby, bang bang!

On the door, bang bang!

On the door baby, bang bang!

You’re what?

Tin roof

Rusted!

Love shack, baby love shack!

Love shack, baby love shack!

Love shack, baby love shack!

Love shack, baby love shack!

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