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Boogity Boogity was Ray Stevens' eleventh studio album, released in 1974, as well as his sixth for Barnaby Records. For this album, Stevens returns to the genres of novelty and comedy. The album was released to capitalize on the success of his hit single "The Streak", which was inspired by the fad of streaking during that time period. Stevens' two songs, "Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)" and "Bagpipes That's My Bag," were taken from his album Gitarzan and were reissued on this album. The front of the album cover shows Stevens running in a blur, and also contains the phrases "Woosh!!" and "Don't look Ethel!" the latter of which is part of the lyrics to the primary single of the album.

"The Streak" proved to be an even bigger success than Stevens' 1970 hit "Everything Is Beautiful," reaching #1 in the US, Canada, UK, and New Zealand. Its follow-up single, "The Moonlight Special," was lifted from this album but did not fare as well on the charts. Stevens' 1971 single, "Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues)," first appeared on a collection called Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits but was reissued on this album, making its first appearance on a studio album.

Janus Records released a version of the album (#6310 301) with the same artwork but with an extended track listing.[2] Both Barnaby Records and Janus Records were issued by the GRT (General Recorded Tape) Group.

On May 17, 2005, this album and Stevens' album Nashville were re-released together on one CD.

ContentsEdit

 [hide*1 Track listing (Barnaby Records)

Track listing (Barnaby Records)[edit]Edit

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Streak"   Ray Stevens 3:15
2. "Smith and Jones"   Ray Stevens 4:53
3. "Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"   Ray Stevens 2:42
4. "Bagpipes That's My Bag"   Ray Stevens 2:56
5. "Don't Boogie Woogie"   Layng Martine 2:37
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Moonlight Special"   Ray Stevens 5:12
2. "Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues)"   Ray Stevens 3:37
3. "Heart Transplant"   Ray Stevens, Elkin Rippey 3:38
4. "Just So Proud to Be Here"   Ray Stevens 3:17

Track listing (Janus Records)[2][edit]Edit

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Streak"   Ray Stevens 3:15
2. "Smith and Jones"   Ray Stevens 4:53
3. "Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"   Ray Stevens 2:42
4. "Bagpipes That's My Bag"   Ray Stevens 2:56
5. "Don't Boogie Woogie"   Layng Martine 2:37
6. "Alley Oop"   Frazier 3:13
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Moonlight Special"   Ray Stevens 5:12
2. "Sir Thanks-A-Lot"   Ray Stevens 3:02
3. "Heart Transplant"   Ray Stevens/Elkin Rippey 3:38
4. "Just So Proud to Be Here"   Ray Stevens 3:17
5. "Mr. Custer"   Darian/Delony/Van Winkle 3:23
6. "Little Egypt"   Lieber/Stoller 3:23

Album credits[edit]Edit

  • All songs published by: Ahab Music Co., Inc.
  • Arranged and Produced by: Ray Stevens for Ahab Productions, Inc. and GRT Corp.
  • Engineer: Tom Knox
  • Art direction: Neil Terk
  • Cover photo: John Donegan
  • Cover art: Kristin Mull

Charts[edit]Edit

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 The Billboard 200 159
1974 Billboard Top Country Albums 10
1974 Canadian Albums Chart 82

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "The Streak" Billboard Hot 100 1
1974 "The Streak" Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
1974 "The Streak" Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
1974 "The Streak" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
1974 "The Streak" UK Singles Chart 1
1974 "The Streak" New Zealand Singles Chart 1
1974 "The Streak" Irish Singles Chart 2
1974 "The Streak" Australian Singles Chart 2
1974 "The Streak" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 3
1974 "The Streak" Billboard Adult Contemporary 12
1974 "The Moonlight Special" Billboard Hot 100 73
1974 "The Moonlight Special" Canadian RPM Top Singles 59
1974 "The Moonlight Special" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 26

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