Monday, June 29, 2020

Throwback Jam of the Week: 6/29/20

Throw on your best swag wear, and head to the disco as we take you back to the 70s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!
Artist: The Sugarhill Gang
Song: Rapper's Delight
Album: Sugar Hill Gang (1980)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 36
Bonus Fun Fact: This song was preserved in the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress in 2011! "Rapper's Delight" was recorded in a single take!


  1. Your information is partially correct. The song was released in September 1979 as a seven and twelve inch single, but was not released on their self titled album until February 1980.

    1. It's also The Sugarhill Gang. No space in the name. Sorry...I know too much about 80's music for my own good.

    2. It's crazy you say that because I've seen it spelled "Sugar Hill Gang", "SugarHill Gang" & "Sugarhill Gang". But, if you say it's to be spelled as "Sugarhill Gang" who am I to argue! Mistakes have been made.

    3. Your info on the dates is correct sir. My sources were wrong, but upon some digging, you are right it was released as a single in 1979 and changed the rap game forever! Used to play the full 14 minute 35 second version of this song on the radio when I had to take a bathroom break. Listeners loved it!