THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
711-The Real Roxanne-Bang Zoom (Let’s Go Go.’)
1986-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 4.18.This is ‘Old School Hip-Hop,’ where the female rappers, unlike today’s generation, such as Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion, didn’t have to brag about how athletic their private parts were, to make a record successful.
The Real Roxanne is the stage name of Adelaida Martinez, who was born January 11th, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States.She initially made her mark when recording an ‘Answer Record’ to the critically acclaimed song ‘Roxanne, Roxanne,’ by the Hip-Hop group UTFO. At the same time another answer record to the same song was released by Roxanne Shante, and this led to, what is believed to be somewhere between 30, to 100 different artists jumping on the bandwagon, and recording answer songs, this was to become known as the ‘Roxanne Wars.’
‘Bang Zoom (Let’s Go Go’) was co-written by The Real Roxanne, Howie Tee, and Full Force. It is a very good example of the development of Hip-Hop music, for it’s use of sampling, and scratching, not only does it use several samples from other records, it has also been sampled many times, and influenced artists such as De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
The songs co-writer Hitman Howie Tee would go on to remix for many of the world’s top artists, with his biggest success being co-producer of the Billboard Number 1 single ‘I Wanna Sex You Up,’ for Color Me Badd in 1991.The song was also co-written, and co-produced by the American R&B group Full Force, who had a top 10 hit in the UK in 1985 with ‘Alice, I Want You, Just For Me,’
‘It was little mosquit’a, in a yellow tuxed’a, freakin’ inside the speaker’s tweeter.’