Last Song Syndrome: Technotronic – Move This (1989)

OK, so I saw the Bob Odenkirk-directed “Let’s Go To Prison” last night on HBO. Yeah it was a little half-baked, but still, I’m a huge fan of Will Arnett- the dude who played Gob (pronounced Jobe) on the brilliant comedy series, “Arrested Development”.

The end credits showed the three lead actors- Will Arnett, Dax Shepard (from “Without A Paddle”) and Chi McBride (the principal from “Boston Public”)- all crammed into a car singing to this trippy Technotronic song.

“Move This” came out on the same Technotronic album that spawned the massive hit “Pump Up The Jam”. Later on, it was featured on one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies (no big loss, if you didn’t watch it).

Technotronic almost pulled off a Milli Vanilli: Belgian producer Jo Bogaert and Manuela Kamosi came up with the album, but needed an “image model” to push them commercially- so they got Zairian-born fashion model Felly to serve the purpose (that’s her on the album cover).

You actually get to see Felly singing on the video of “Pump Up The Jam”, but when the album became an unexpected hit, Technotronic suddenly found themselves booked for live performances and guest TV appearances. It was a smart move on the group’s part to reveal Ya Kid K as the real singer of Technotronic- and it’s Ya Kid K you now see on the video of “Move This”

So here we have it- Ya Kid K and Technotronic with “Move This”. Enjoy!

Technotronic
“Move This” (1989)

Yo, come on move this

Shake that body
Shake that body

People don’t you know, don’t you know
It’s about time?
Can’t you hear the jam is pumpin’
While you taste a piece of mine
Many different flavors
And the spice is strong
Get into the hot stuff
Let me pour a little song

Baby lemme show you how to do this
You gotta move this
You’re doin’ fine
There’s nothin’ to it
You gotta groove it
Come on and move this
Shake that body for me…

People don’t you know, don’t you know
It’s about time?
Can’t you hear the jam is pumpin’
While you taste a piece of mine
Many different flavors
And the spice is strong
Get into the hot stuff
Let me pour a little song

Baby lemme show you how to do this
You gotta move this
You’re doin’ fine
There’s nothin’ to it
You gotta groove it
Come on and move this
Shake that body for me…

Shake that body for me
Shake that body

People don’t you know, don’t you know
It’s about time?
Can’t you hear the jam is pumpin’
While you taste a piece of mine
Can you feel the mellow crawlin’ fast
Drum on baby, rhythm blast
Pump it, pump it, pump, pump it up
Nothin’ can make this one stop

Oh yeah
You gotta move this, groove this, move this on
Shake your body for me

Shake that body
Shake that body for hmm
Shake that body for me
Shake that body

People don’t you know, don’t you know
It’s about time?
Can’t you hear the jam is pumpin’
While you taste a piece of mine
Can you feel the mellow crawlin’ fast
Drum on baby, rhythm blast
Pump it, pump it, pump, pump it up
Nothin’ can make this one stop

Toes be tappin’
Fingers snappin’
Hands clappin’ and my mouth rappin’
Talkin’ ’bout how cold lappin’
Shut up and do the walk
Use what you got show me
You’re on the floor so let me see
Don’t say nothin’ ‘less i saw
And remember I like it raw

You gotta move this
You gotta move this
Oh yeah, you gotta move this
Aw, aw shake that body for me

Baby lemme show you how to do this
You gotta move this
You’re doin’ fine
There’s nothin’ to it
You gotta groove it
Come on and move this
Shake that body for me…

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Last Song Syndrome: Technotronic – Move This (1989)

  1. “Belgian producer Jo Bogaert and Manuela Kamosi came up with the album, but needed an “image model” to push them commercially- so they got Zairian-born fashion model Felly to serve the purpose..”

    Not true. What do you mean THEY? The record label chose Felly to front Technotronic ’cause Manuela was underage at the time and refused to sign a recording contract without legal counsel. So they went behind her back and got that model to fill in. Kamosi had no part in it and was upset of course.

  2. Hello Move This.

    We stand corrected. Thanks for the information on that.

    I’ve always been a big fan of Technotronic, and the music’s always been fun. “Move This” being one of my most favorite Technotronic songs.

    Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s