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Young Rascals - Groovin - Lyrics Meaning

Groovin was a song performed by the New Jersey based group The Young Rascals. The song was written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, with Cavaliere performing the lead vocals.

The songs origins were derived from Afro-Cuban influences, with Cavaliere's intention that Groovin would reflect the mood of the moment during the summer of love. Their rendition was far removed from the style of the previous songs written and performed by the group, which they described as "white soul".

Despite the misgivings of Atlantic Record's management , when the song was released in 1967 it became a tremendous commercial success, reaching top spot in US charts as well as becoming a world- wide hit. In the history of pop music, Groovin has won the accolade of being included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, as well as being a awarded a placing in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The lyrics of Groovin are as simple as they are beautiful, describing a couple discovering love for the first time, and never wanting to be separated as they pass the sunny summer days together.

"Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly groovin on a Sunday afternoon"

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