Friday, September 25, 2009

“Hooked On A Feeling” was written by Mark James. Originally performed by B J Thomas and released in 1969, it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Most people remember the 1974 version by the Swedish band Blue Swede, best known for its “ooka shaka” introduction. This is the one that made number one on the American charts. What most people don't remember, is that in 1971, Jonathan King produced his own recording of it with the ooka shaka schtick, that was a Top 30 hit in Europe.

We here at mwbh have noticed that David Hasselhoff has been going through a bit of a rough patch lately. So we've decided to feature his 1997 version of the same as a “literal remix” video, complete with disco party groove, for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

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