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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Good Vibrations

Now we come to the payoff. In a commendable if inadvertent show of self-awareness, "Good Vibrations," the 1991 hip-house hit from Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, wastes no time in letting the listener know that the majority of the song - a series of listless couplets by titular rapper Marky Mark, who would go on to have a superstar acting career under his given name, Mark Wahlberg - must be endured in exchange for a few ecstatic moments provided by disco queen Loleatta Holloway. In what sounds like the NASA mission control tower announcing a rocket launch, a sampled male voice counts in the first instance of the single's explosive chorus, which is established ahead of the verses. And like a rocket, Holloway's voice rumbles and blasts skyward, scaling several octaves to declare from somewhere in the stratosphere It's such a good vibration!/It's such a sweet sensation!Read more...


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