Starters for Ten 2019 – #147: Top Ten Boogie tracks: 190527
Run DMC v Jason Nevins – It’s like that (1984)
Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.
Continuing the 15th – featuring my top ten boogie tracks, and running between 21 and 30 May – here’s It’s Like That, the debut single from American hip hop group Run-DMC.
It was first released in 1983 on a cassette backed with the track “Sucker M.C.’s”. The release marked the start of Run-DMC’s career and is widely regarded as ushering in a new school of hip hop artists with a street image and an abrasive, minimalist sound that marked them out from their predecessors. Both tracks were collected on the trio’s eponymous debut album in 1984.
The song was remixed by house DJ Jason Nevins in 1997. His version was originally released in 1997 on 10″ vinyl in the U.S., and became a sleeper hit in 1998. It sold around five million copies worldwide, placing it amongst the biggest selling singles of all time.