“Superstylin'” by Groove Armada
The title of this song (“Superstylin'”), as it is characterized in the lyrics, is basically a fancy way for Groove Armada to big up their sound. Groove Armada is a pair of musicians who obviously specialize in dance music.
And the scene in which this song is set is evidently a party that they are DJing. So from the onset they go about positioning themselves as true homeboys, complete with what appears to be some phrases derived from Jamaican Patois. And on top of admonishing the audience to “unwind” and dance, they are utilizing the overall opportunity to once again present themselves as potent musicians when it comes to getting things jumping on the dance floor.
Was “Superstylin’” a single release?
Yes. It was released as such on August 13 of 2001. It was the first song released as a single from the band’s album, “Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)”.
The song was written by the duo with assistance from Daniel White. It was produced by the group.
Did “Superstylin’” win a Grammy?
“Superstylin’” was one of the recipients for the award “Best Dance Recording” at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards in 2003. The award eventually went to the song “Days Go By” by Dirty Vegas. The following songs also competed the said award:
- “Daniel Bedingfield’s ‘”Gotta Get Thru This”
- Kylie Minogue’s “Love at First Sight”
- No Doubt’s “Hella Good”
- US – 40
- UK – 1
- Ireland (Dance) – 5
The “Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)”
English duo Groove Armada released the house song, Superstylin, as the first single from their third studio album, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub). The duo chose to title the album Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) because they thought it described its content and was a unique title compared with their previous albums.
Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) was released on September 10, 2001, through Jive Electro Records. The duo produced the whole album on their own. The original collection of the album consists of 13 songs, all of which contain lyrics written by the duo.
The album also features contributions from many vocalists including the likes of:
- Tim Hutton
- Bam Bam
- Sister Nancy
- MC M.A.D.
- Richie Havens
- Celetia Martin
The album was number one in New Zealand (RMNZ). In addition, it peaked at number 50 on the following album charts: Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Austria. It was also a top-10 album on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums.
Furthermore, it received gold and platinum certification from the United Kingdom (BPI) and New Zealand (RMNZ).
After its first release in 2001, it has sold more than 200,000 copies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. As stated above, in 2003, the lead single of the album, Superstylin, was nominated for a Grammy.