Boney M – 'Daddy Cool'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


I first heard this song in a nightclub in Barcelona, when I went traveling through Europe after college. After that, I heard it everywhere. Europeans couldn’t seem to get enough of it. Meanwhile, most Americans I meet have never heard of it.

I still don’t understand what the big deal is.

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Boney M was the 70s version of Milli Vanilli - they too were produced by Frank Farian who in this case provided the male vocals himself. Bobby Farrell was cast as dancer and as a stand-in to lip-sync the vocals.