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Joan Osborne — Shake Your Hips
Album: Bring It On Home
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1795









Released: 2012
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Won't care about the dance spin going round
Everybody doing it from grownups down
You got to move your head you got to move your hands
You got to move your lips just move your hips
Do the hips shake baby
Do the hips shake baby
Shake your hips baby
Shake your hips baby

If you don't know don't be afraid
Just listen to me do what i see
Don't you move your hip don't you move your hands
Don't you move your lips just move your hips
Do the hips shake baby
Do the hips shake baby
Shake your hips baby
Shake your hips baby

Ain't that easy now say is easy now
Met a little girl in the country town
She said what do you know about ..
She didn't move her head didn't move her hands
Didn't move her lips just move her hips
Do the hips shake baby
Do the hips shake baby
Shake your hips baby
Shake your hips baby
Do the hips shake baby
Do the hips shake baby
Shake your hips baby
Shake your hips baby
Ain't that easy now
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Wow, I love this version - Joanie can hold her own as a vocalist that's for sure.
ZZ Top lovers - quiet.  This riff isn't theirs.  'Nuff said.

Gotta shout out to the Stones too... too many people think of "start me up" when they think of the Stones.   Meh.  Listen to their 1968 - 1972 material, and you'll hear gritty, bluesy, raunchy, beautiful music that ties Slim Harpo to ZZ Top to Joan Osbourne.  The Stones were a very important "bridge" back then.

And for the record, Keith Richards always freely admitted his influences.  Like any good guitarist, he acknowledges his roots.

Sorry, got off on a tangent there.
Joan Osborne's version - solid.  Rock solid.
Great song for the "home stretch" of Friday work 1.75 hours to go. 
One thing is for sure. Joan ain't no Hooker.
 MattRudely wrote:
Why are there squabbles about ZZ Top and Joan Osbourne? How silly. John Lee Hooker and way before, back and back.
 

Yep.  Norman Greenbaum, who used the exact same chord progression in Spirit in the Sky, thinks it dates back to the 1920s.  

http://www.classicrockmusicwriter.com/2011/12/exclusive-interview-norman-greenbaum.html

Joanie's drummer does a smokin shuffle beat here, as does the ironically named Frank Beard on La Grange.
Why are there squabbles about ZZ Top and Joan Osbourne? How silly. John Lee Hooker and way before, back and back.
 hugo59bell wrote:
Does this remind you of ZZ Top?  Plagiarism
 

Yea, easy to hear that, but actually this song (and the style of it) predates ZZ Top. It was originally composted/recorded by Slim Harpo in 1966 (note she snuck his name in the lyrics), and really made famous by the Stones in 1972.  Both before ZZ Top recorded La Grange.
Does this remind you of ZZ Top?  Plagiarism
 Jota wrote:
Great voice.  I do wonder at times the real reason at the root of some of her critics....

  Maybe some don't agree she has a great voice. Always seems a bit flat to me and lacks conviction imho.

{#Hug}Shake them hips baaabeee.
To misappropriate George Clinton, free your ass and your mind will follow up by hitting PSD. 
I think she does a great job with this one, keeps the bluesy energy and adds her own signature sound and pace - I dig it!
Again?
Again?  {#Cry}  Sorry I don't have PSD, I'm on the livestream so I guess I gotta deal.
I should like to hear this Slim Harpo original. Not sure if I've heard the Stones version either.

But I dig this version. You can do about anything with a Bo Diddley(ish?) beat and a distorted harmonica and I'm gonna like it.
Danny Gatton to this?

Buzz killed. 
Joan doing  justice to Rolling Stones early number from the Exile on Main Street album. Nice cover !
Gosh! Almost makes me forget about the RollIng Stones version
a 9 
I am good with it...{#Fire}
 timmus wrote:
Is Radio Paradise on autopilot?  This song seems to be on every several days now.  There seem to be a lot fewer music sets, too.

 
That's the third comment about overplaying. From the song info:

Last play: Jan 28, 2017
Plays in last 30 days: 3

It's a common theme on RP comments that a song you dislike is overplayed because you notice it when it comes on, but that rarely coincides with the objective number of plays.
Bill, that was a sweet segue from EC.
Is Radio Paradise on autopilot?  This song seems to be on every several days now.  There seem to be a lot fewer music sets, too.
 timmus wrote:
I feel like I want to start a protest for more variety on Radio Paradise.  I keep hearing the same songs in rotation.

 
this one especially
I feel like I want to start a protest for more variety on Radio Paradise.  I keep hearing the same songs in rotation.
I too liked this version a lot the first few times.
Now, not so much.
Much rather hear the Stones version.
inauthenticity
 Jota wrote:
Great voice.  I do wonder at times the real reason at the root of some of her critics....

 

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt


Great voice.  I do wonder at times the real reason at the root of some of her critics....
{#Frustrated}
enought of this...
Wasn't this originally a Rolling Stones song?
 haljordan wrote:
Wow, I am really tired of this one. Seems to get played all the time.
 
And it grates on the nerves every time.
Wow, I am really tired of this one. Seems to get played all the time.
 FlatCat wrote:
 chris_the_man wrote:
i heard her saying Slim Harpo somewhere in the song. Others heard that too? The lyrics text does not show it.
 
It puzzled me, too. The original song is by Slim Harpo, and he sings this line, too. So do the Stones in their version.

     I met a little girl
     In a country town.
     She said "What do you know?
     There's Slim Harpo."

So sorry others find this tedious. I could listen to it all day. I think her version is even better then the original and all the covers (especially the Stones).

 
Perhaps they find a quickened pulse tedious?
This is a 33 life spinning at 45.
Hallelujah!
Makes my day.  I would like to have made hers.  :-)
All praise the PSD button. This is the most intrusively annoying song played on RP and it goes on FOREVER.
 TerryS wrote:

So there I was, hoisting a litre of good Austrian lager at the end of Oktoberfest earlier this month; in the shadow of the Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna Ferris wheel to us), when  the serving fraulein, who was of mammoth proportions, lumbered into view and your damned comment came to mind.
Froth sprayed. 

 
Ta mate. I can think of no finer testimonial to my bons mots :o)
 aelfheld wrote:
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
THIS KICKS ASS! 

You mispelled 'sucks'.

 
yep, something is wrong with this song
loved the Rolling Stones version until I heard the original by Slim Harpo which the Stones copied note for note which made me feel like I got short-changed
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
THIS KICKS ASS! 

You mispelled 'sucks'.
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
THIS KICKS ASS!

 
Totally...!!!
{#Bananajam}
                                                      Brighter
                                             

                                    I was green, and lookin for a job
                                    She said what do you know buddy?
                                      As Obligingly,  I moved my lips
                                  Right then,  out in meadow,  I thought
                              From the corner of my eye I saw something
                                

No members of ZZTop were injured in the making of this record......
THIS KICKS ASS!
 chris_the_man wrote:
i heard her saying Slim Harpo somewhere in the song. Others heard that too? The lyrics text does not show it.
 
It puzzled me, too. The original song is by Slim Harpo, and he sings this line, too. So do the Stones in their version.

     I met a little girl
     In a country town.
     She said "What do you know?
     There's Slim Harpo."

So sorry others find this tedious. I could listen to it all day. I think her version is even better then the original and all the covers (especially the Stones).
 fredriley wrote:

From song info:

Last play: May 16, 2014 - 08:51
Plays in last 30 days: 3

Once every 10 days is not "heavy rotation". Still, if you think a song sucks, then one play every geologic era would probably count as "heavy rotation"...

Which rather puts me in mind of elephants on a Ferris wheel...

 
So there I was, hoisting a litre of good Austrian lager at the end of Oktoberfest earlier this month; in the shadow of the Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna Ferris wheel to us), when  the serving fraulein, who was of mammoth proportions, lumbered into view and your damned comment came to mind.
Froth sprayed. 
IT'S A GOOD JAM
how is this only averaging 6.9?  {#Bananasplit}
Just tuned in. What a tune it is!
 Poacher wrote:
Hell yes. 

 

 
ditto
Hell yes. 

 
SO sick of this song

``Heavy rotation          Which rather puts me in mind of elephants on a Ferris wheel...

Fred, ya sneaky bastard, you made me laugh out loud.

 


 pcicatar wrote:

Definitely not in the minority.  What started as a catchy ZZ Top ripoff is now an annoyance that gets played far too often.  3 —> 1

 
"ZZ Top ripoff"?  Slim Harpo recorded this in 1966 and The Stones covered it in 1972.  "La Grange" was released in 1973.
 maxjboxer wrote:
Joan has some major mojo my friend.

 
yes
Joan has some major mojo my friend.
 fredriley wrote:

From song info:

Last play: May 16, 2014 - 08:51
Plays in last 30 days: 3

Once every 10 days is not "heavy rotation". Still, if you think a song sucks, then one play every geologic era would probably count as "heavy rotation"...

Which rather puts me in mind of elephants on a Ferris wheel...

 
Hilariously, I started listening to RP again for the first time in 6+ months, and in my first 3hrs of listening what song do you think comes up? Yeah. *sigh*

I think what gets me about this song is that it's in regular rotation for such a long period of time, and yet it strikes me as mediocre *at best*. There were songs that played semi-regularly when I first started listening to RP 7 or 8 years ago that aren't played anymore at all. Some of them were quite good and things I'd love to be hearing today. This song was released in 2012 and I recall it being played around the time it was new, with a fair amount of frequency. 2+ years later it's still in regular rotation, and other (IMO better) songs released at a similar time have dropped off the list, or are at least played much less. So...

Oh well, clearly it's (mostly) just me. Also, Van Morrison just came on so all is forgiven, haha. 
Me Likey like!
{#Dancingbanana_2} 

Heck ... I was just thinking that the ghost of John Lee was playing with Joan Osborne on that one ... then comes "This is Hip."

Nice.

 
Not usually a big blues fan, but this has got the juice.
Should I be embarrassed that I thought this was a Stones' original (ripped off by ZZ Top) for about 35 years?
Looks like Joan ditched the nose ring since "Relish"...a good move IMO.
If you've got to move your lips to move your hips, there's something drastically wrong, love.
Love this track,
Sounds like some of the old Red Devil's with Lester Butler! Yay! 
 rocklandlove wrote:
Intro (happily) brings to mind La Grange by ZZ Top.

 
Yes, and some J. Geils Band as well.
Cover this one, Joan?
Why not!  Good job.
Yeah BABY!
Rocking tune.
If that doesn't get your butt jumping, you should maybe get it checked, there might be a problem.

Love to see this being remade, love the Stone's album this came from Exile on MaIn St. 
 fredriley wrote:

From song info:

Last play: May 16, 2014 - 08:51
Plays in last 30 days: 3

Once every 10 days is not "heavy rotation". Still, if you think a song sucks, then one play every geologic era would probably count as "heavy rotation"...

Which rather puts me in mind of elephants on a Ferris wheel...

 
I quite like the variety and one can not get enough Blues... how about some Buddahead?
 JavaJones wrote:
I get that you love this song Bill, and so do a number of listeners. But please just consider adjusting the frequency of play a bit, that's all. There's a world of other music out there for us to learn about. Hey, how about some Typhoon! White Lighter is pretty incredible in entirety. I know, I know, submit it...
 
From song info:

Last play: May 16, 2014 - 08:51
Plays in last 30 days: 3

Once every 10 days is not "heavy rotation". Still, if you think a song sucks, then one play every geologic era would probably count as "heavy rotation"...

Which rather puts me in mind of elephants on a Ferris wheel...
This is lame, I don't care how hip people think it is.
Intro (happily) brings to mind La Grange by ZZ Top.
 chris_the_man wrote:
i heard her saying slim harpo somewhere in the song,others heard that too?the lyrics text does not show it .
 
 
Yea, she sung it.  My guess it was tip of the hat to him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKtOUdc19Ps

Th' Legendary Shack Shakers - Shake Your Hips

Good voice, great music and great sound!
 JavaJones wrote:
I really don't get the love for this song. It's so incredibly repetitive, uninteresting, unimaginative, and does virtually nothing to showcase Joan's great vocal talent. It's just a super boring blues cover. But, hey, to each their own. OK, people like it.

All I ask, all I ask, is please, for the love of god, just play it a bit less! I used to listen to RP a lot a year or so ago and it was in heavy rotation then, and it was one of the reasons I stopped listening. I used to be able to just keep RP on all day, but this song literally makes me have to turn it off, at least until it's over. Now a year or more later and the song is still in *heavy* rotation (for RP standards at least). I really feel like I shouldn't hear this song multiple times a week considering I only listen maybe 15hrs/wk total.

I get that you love this song Bill, and so do a number of listeners. But please just consider adjusting the frequency of play a bit, that's all. There's a world of other music out there for us to learn about. Hey, how about some Typhoon! White Lighter is pretty incredible in entirety. I know, I know, submit it...

- Oshyan 

 
{#Think}

I am beginning to get the distinct impression that you do not like this song.
Everyone in my Turtle Tank is rockin!!!

{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}   {#Bananajam} {#Drummer}   {#Bananajam}
Awesome! Joan the real deal Osborne!
Slim harpo would approve. Waaaay sexier than the stones. Heck, it's 10x better than the stones version on Exile. 
Joan:  I'm doing the hip shake, baby.
I really don't get the love for this song. It's so incredibly repetitive, uninteresting, unimaginative, and does virtually nothing to showcase Joan's great vocal talent. It's just a super boring blues cover. But, hey, to each their own. OK, people like it.

All I ask, all I ask, is please, for the love of god, just play it a bit less! I used to listen to RP a lot a year or so ago and it was in heavy rotation then, and it was one of the reasons I stopped listening. I used to be able to just keep RP on all day, but this song literally makes me have to turn it off, at least until it's over. Now a year or more later and the song is still in *heavy* rotation (for RP standards at least). I really feel like I shouldn't hear this song multiple times a week considering I only listen maybe 15hrs/wk total.

I get that you love this song Bill, and so do a number of listeners. But please just consider adjusting the frequency of play a bit, that's all. There's a world of other music out there for us to learn about. Hey, how about some Typhoon! White Lighter is pretty incredible in entirety. I know, I know, submit it...

- Oshyan 
The Stones do it much better on Exile.
I'm super surprised at some of the negative comments I read about this song, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I, for one, freaking LOVE IT! I was dancing all over my living room, and have added it to my list of cover songs that my band needs to learn.  Is that Charlie Musselwhite on the harp?  ZZTop rip off?? Seriously?  I find that hysterically funny. Don't ever stop playing this tune, it's bad-ass!! And that, is just my opinion!  :)
Joan has always been an exceptional blues rockin babe!!!
Me likey! {#Bananajam}
Definitely started out as an acceptable 4{#Yawn}  worked it's way into a decent 5,{#Ask} built into a rather good 6,{#Yes} shear force and drive making me take notice to a something quite likable 7{#Dance}... so who is this?{#Think}.... ah yes of course{#Doh}..... finishing out at most excellent 8 {#Clap}
i heard her saying slim harpo somewhere in the song,others heard that too?the lyrics text does not show it .
 
 pcicatar wrote:

Definitely not in the minority.  What started as a catchy ZZ Top ripoff is now an annoyance that gets played far too often.  3 --> 1

 
It's a bit hard to read that this is a ZZ Top ripoff! Where do you suppose they got it? The ether? Cosmic radiation?
Wow, three people don't like this song.  This is a great song.  No one can say that it isn't a great song and still look themselves in the mirror in the morning. . .
Great stuff! Easy 8.
 junebaby65 wrote:
Grammarcop wrote:
I know I am in the minority on this, but I find this annoying. 

 
No you're not.
 
Definitely not in the minority.  What started as a catchy ZZ Top ripoff is now an annoyance that gets played far too often.  3 --> 1
 Grammarcop wrote:
I know I am in the minority on this, but I find this annoying. 

 

No you're not.
Radio Paradise you are on a roll!!
 d-don wrote:

I love the smell of this on a halfway sunny Oregon Friday afternoon. Smells like...VICTORY!





 
Agrees:

I'm shakin' 'em now, Joan! 
"Rumour spreadin' a-'round in that Texas town
'bout that shack outside La Grange
And you know what I'm talkin' about.
Just let me know if you wanna go
To that home out on the range.
They gotta lotta nice girls ah."

- ZZ Top, "La Grange".
{#Bananapiano}
Joan is the real deal. Another real good one.

Everybody in my churches loves this song...  we be dancing...
 
 jim1964 wrote:
Don't know about you, but this really gets my parts moving.

 
That's about right!
Don't know about you, but this really gets my parts moving.
3. Sorry... just not my cup of tea.
this is a good after-lunch song ... it always wakes me up :)

I love the smell of this on a halfway sunny Oregon Friday afternoon. Smells like...VICTORY!


Pretty good, but I think I prefer the Robert Randolph version of this...
Nice segue from Robert Plant Angel Dance! 
first time i've ever enjoyed this musician
How 'bout some Pink Anderson... some deep roots...
this song makes me chair dance.
I really enjoy her non-pop music. 

This is great! 
Not this again, surely she has better songs than this?
I know I am in the minority on this, but I find this annoying. 
How how how how!
Everybody shake your tail-feather ! 
great cover!
but dancing in my chair to Joan.  not a pretty sight, but then nobody's looking.  she's always been a fav of mine, but she's doing the fine wine thing.....getting better and better with age....
I actually like her version better than The Stones. Never thought I'd say that about any Stone's tune since they're one of my favorite bands of all time.
she's a good performer too
whoooo!! witness sister!! {#Bananapiano}
......can´t sit still......smiley........
As this and Boogie Chillen begat La Grange.  Mebbe all three back to back?
don't move anything else - just your hips!  Ain't that eeeeeaaasy now!
Growing on me..    Finally got around to rating it.  An   EIGHT   !