About “(That’s The Way) I Like It”
“(That’s The Way) I Like It” is a hidden song by Spin Doctors from their album You’ve Got To Believe In Something.
The track features vocals by legendary rapper/prankster Biz Markie. It was also featured on Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture. Immediately following the song, a brief passage from “I Can’t Believe You’re Still With Her” is played while Tommy Chong objects to the use of a kazoo on the recording.
“(That’s The Way) I Like It” is a classic disco song originally recorded by the American disco and funk band KC and the Sunshine Band. It was released as a single and also appeared on their 1975 album KC and the Sunshine Band, it quickly became a massive hit and is considered one of the iconic songs of the disco era.
The song is characterized by its infectious groove, catchy melody, and repetitive but irresistibly danceable lyrics. The lyrics themselves are simple, with the singer expressing a preference for a certain way of doing things, particularly in the context of a romantic relationship. The repeated chorus of “That’s the way, I like it” makes it an anthem for carefree dancing and celebration.
“(That’s The Way) I Like It” played a significant role in popularizing disco music during the 1970s and contributed to the cultural phenomenon known as the disco craze. It remains a staple at dance parties and events, loved for its upbeat tempo and ability to get people on their feet.
The success of the song earned KC and the Sunshine Band a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, and it continues to be a beloved and timeless track that represents the spirit and energy of disco music. Over the years, it has been covered and sampled by various artists, cementing its place in music history as an enduring dancefloor classic.
About You’ve Got to Believe in Something
The Spin Doctors’ album “You’ve Got to Believe in Something” was released in 1996, following their highly successful debut album, “Pocket Full of Kryptonite.” While it didn’t achieve the same level of commercial success as its predecessor, it still showcased the band’s musical prowess and distinctive blend of rock, funk, and blues.
The album features tracks like “Cleopatra’s Cat” and “You’ve Got to Believe in Something,” which capture the band’s characteristic grooves and catchy melodies. Chris Barron’s soulful and raspy vocals, Eric Schenkman’s guitar work, and the tight rhythm section create an energetic sound that’s quintessentially Spin Doctors.
Lyrically, the album explores themes of self-discovery, resilience, and the search for meaning in a complex world. It doesn’t shy away from social commentary, touching on issues of race and identity.
While it may not have achieved the same level of commercial acclaim as their debut, “You’ve Got to Believe in Something” remains a noteworthy entry in the Spin Doctors’ discography, highlighting their musical versatility and their ability to deliver memorable rock songs with a distinctive flair.
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