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25 September 2023
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‘Back Off Boogaloo’ was a single released by Ringo Starr in 1972. It was co-written by Starr and George Harrison.

Well, I was great at writing two verses and a chorus – I’m still pretty good at that. Finishing songs is not my forte. I have written songs with 26 verses, ’cause I didn’t know how to end them! I started writing ‘Back Off Boogaloo’, then took it to George to help finish off. Same with ‘Photograph’ and ‘It Don’t Come Easy’.

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I’m surprised there’s no thread for this song. It’s probably one of my favorite Ringo songs. I also quite like the 80’s rerecording on Stop And Smell The Roses with the Beatles medley in the back.

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Did Ringo popularize the word Boogaloo? I’ve seen the word around a lot lately on TV and on the internet, and I also think of this Ringo song. 

I also love the first version of this song, but not the second. 

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6 July 2017
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Ya, it’s one of my 5  fav Ringo songs too….. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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This song, or at least the titular lyric, has never been more appropriate than these days, with all the unrest.  Wake up meat head, for sure.

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The Now music channels play some odd solo-Beatles tracks and this was one of them a while back. It still surprises me that it came on.

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sir walter raleigh said
Did Ringo popularize the word Boogaloo? I’ve seen the word around a lot lately on TV and on the internet, and I also think of this Ringo song. 

I also love the first version of this song, but not the second. 


I understand it was a regular saying of Marc Bolan, who Ringo directed in the 1972 film ‘Born to Boogie’ and that was the germination of the song.

27 April 2021
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This is one of Ringo’s better songs, and George’s slide guitar is wicked.

But when I hear this, I can’t help but think of the “naughty” version the kids used to sing in the schoolyard back in the ’70s (replace the first B with a J).  Does anyone else remember that?  I doubt that it was a purely local thing.

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Did they change Boogaloo to Gigolo?

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