" is a song recorded by disco band Boney M.
and included on their debut album Take The Heat Off Me
. It was a 1976 hit and a staple in disco music and Boney M.'s first UK hit. It reached #6 in the UK charts and #65 in the United States Billboard Hot 100
. The single also topped the German charts.
It was the second Boney M. single, released in May 1976 without making any major impact at first. It wasn't until a spectacular performance on the Musikladen
TV show in September that the single became a hit, topping most European charts, reaching #6 in the UK and even charting in the US. It proved to be the major European breakthrough of the band.
"Daddy Cool" was a novelty gimmick record with an unusual, percussive intro by producer Frank Farian
doing rhythmic 'tic-tic-tic's and playing on his teeth
with a pencil
. Farian's characteristic deep voice sings: "She's crazy like a fool..." and is answered by the bright girl vocals of Liz Mitchell
and Marcia Barrett
: "...what about it Daddy Cool". The bass riff
kicks in and builds to the instrumental theme followed by the repetitive, nursery rhyme
twice. The song breaks-down
into a spoken passage
by Farian before it goes back into the bass riff and repeats the verse and chorus for the last time. With its slightly hypnotic, repetitive bassline and strings and likewise repetitive, bright female vocals, the track is highly typical of mid-seventies... Read More