Is Electric Slide Really About a Vibrator?

by Alpha Harlot on July 8, 2018

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One more thing from my childhood is potentially “ruined” forever and ever, Peepz. I use the words “my” and “ruined” very loosely though…as I could give a shit about this particular song and nothing that has been made perverse is ever truly ruined. That’s the truth in a lot of cases anyway.

An Internet rumor is circulating that the Electric Slide is actually about a vibrator.

IKR???

I don’t really dig line dances that everyone does together. We even had a “No Line Dance” rule at my wedding…there was also a “No Hanson” rule, but that’s a story for another time. I think that line dances lack creativity? They’re kind of boring. At the same time though, that may be why Aunt Florence and Uncle Tony like them so much. Everyone can get on the dance floor and do their thing without looking like a fool…most of the time.

When the Electric Slide hit the Billboard Top 100, it was already quite a few years old. The song sung by Marcia Griffiths had been released in 1982 but then hit on a cult following with the catchy dance moves.

Just in case you live under a rock, here’s the video for the song in question.

I don’t really know that I believe that these lyrics are about a vibrator.

I mean if we give them a read, it’s going to be a hard maybe from me:

She’s a pumpin’ like a matic
She’s a movin’ like electric
She sure got the boogie
You gotta know it
It’s electric
Boogie woogie, woogie!
Now you can’t hold it
It’s electric
Boogie woogie, woogie!
But you know it’s there
Yeah here there everywhere

Are vibrators really everywhere? Like growing on trees everywhere? I mean I’d for sure be into that. Head outside on my lunch break walk and harvest some hitachis growing like corn in library’s back garden? That’d be my best life.

Snopes says that this is an unproven story. The website that first published the article, Aazios, doesn’t seem to have much proof about a vibrator being the inspiration of the song except for a third party interview. If it were for real, for real true, I’m sure that someone would have been able to get in touch with Bunny Wailer to find out.

By the time this post is published though, they may have. Who doesn’t want an additional 15 minutes of fame for a terribly catchy song that caused an international dance craze back in the day.

Source: New Now Next

Image: Prom Night Dance by Brazzers

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