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Yes Sir, I can Boogie (Baccara) (Spain)
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Yes Sir, I can Boogie is sung by the Spanish duo Baccara. This standard disco song was a major hit across Europe and became the duo's sole number one single in the UK, spending a single week at the top in October 1977. It was a prime example of the phenomenon that is known as the "summer hit"

It is one of the fewer than 10 all-time singles to have sold 15 million (or more) copies worldwide, currently being #7 on the list of best-selling singles of all time, with an estimated total of 18 million.[1] Baccara were Spanish flamenco dancers Mayte Mateos and Maria Mendiola, who were dancing flamenco and singing traditional songs for tourists on the island of Fuerteventura when RCA Records executive Leon Deane signed them up.

Despite a substantial following in Spain, Germany and Japan, by 1981 the duo's distinctive blend of disco, pop and Spanish folk music was no longer fashionable, and by 1983 Mayte Mateos and María Mendiola were both working on solo projects. Achieving little success as solo artists, the two formed duos of their own: separate incarnations of the original Baccara appeared during the middle of the decade, with Mendiola fronting New Baccara and Mateos keeping the duo's original name. During the 1990s New Baccara was renamed back to Baccara; as a consequence both Mateos and Mendiola now head different duos with the same name. Both principals have subsequently had prolonged but separate legacy careers based on nostalgia and their earlier fame.

Mister,
your eyes are full of hesitation
sure makes me wonder
if you know what you're looking for.

Baby
I wanna keep my reputation
I'm a sensation
you try me once, you'll beg for more.

Yes sir, I can boogie
but I need a certain song.
I can boogie, boogie woogie
all night long.

Yes sir, I can boogie,
if you stay, you can't go wrong.
I can boogie, boogie woogie, all night long.

No sir,
I don't feel very much like talking
no, neither walking
you wanna know if I can dance.
yes sir, already told you in the first verse
and in the chorus
but I will give you one more chance.

Yes sir, I can boogie
but I need a certain song.
I can boogie, boogie woogie
all night long.

Yes sir, i can boogie,
if you stay, you can't go wrong.
I can boogie, boogie woogie, all night long.

Yes sir, i can boogie,
if you stay, you can't go wrong.
I can boogie, boogie woogie, all night long.












MISTER= Addressing a man as "mister" sounds a bit cheeky, even rude. The proper way is "sir".

HESITATION= A state of doubt or uncertainty.

SURE MAKES ME WONDER= It sure makes me wonder. This "it" refers to your hesitation. "Sure" is an adverb equivalent to "in a sure way" or "of course". If something makes you wonder, you find it strange and/or surprising.

I'M A SENSATION= Everybody thinks I'm fantastic.

YOU TRY ME ONCE, YOU'LL BEG FOR MORE= In conversational English, it is very common to make conditional sentences type 1 in this form, without IF, so this sentence means: If you try me once, you'll beg for more. To beg for something is to ask for something in a desperate and intense way (please, please, please, give it to me).

BOOGIE= (old-fashioned) To boogie is to dance energically to rock or popmusic. It may also have sexual connotations (it certainly does here).

A CERTAIN SONG= A specific song (not just any song, but a very specific type of song).

BOOGIE WOOGIE= Another form for "boogie". They pronounce "woogie" with a V sound, but that's their Spanish accent, the correct pronunciation is with a W sound.

ALL NIGHT LONG= An emphatic form of "all night" (we also often say "all day long").

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG= You can't be wrong, you will be right, you will do the right thing, you will not regret your decision.

WANNA= (coll.) Want to.

THE FIRST VERSE= The first line of the song lyrics.

CHORUS= /kɒrəs/ A line or group of lines repeated at intervals in a song. The chorus of this song is "Yes, sir. I can boogie but I need a certain song. I can boogie, boogie woogie all night long".

CHANCE= Opportunity.

 

This song is full of sexual innuendo quite plain, so I suppose there is no need to explain. And if you don't understand the double entendre, then you're probably too young to have it explained anyway.

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