Wiki: “Love Shack” is a single by rock band The B-52’s. Originally released in 1989 from their album Cosmic Thing, the single was the band’s biggest hit song and first million-copy seller. It was also the band’s first song to reach the Billboard Top 40 charts, peaking at number three, also reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart, and was number one for eight weeks in Australia and also number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The song’s lyrics describe an impromptu road trip (in a Chrysler “as big as a whale”) to the “Love Shack”, a dive bar in Montgomery, Alabama. on the Atlanta Highway, where guests dance wildly to a jukebox. One of the guests in the video is the entertainer RuPaul.
Produced by Don Was, the song’s inspiration was a cabin around Athens, Georgia, complete with tin roof, where the band conceived “Rock Lobster,” a single from their first album. B-52’s singer Kate Pierson lived in the cabin in the 1970s, and the cabin existed until 2004, when it burned down. “Tin roof…rusted,” wailed by lead singer Cindy Wilson, was originally an outtake added to the track, and is perhaps the song’s most memorable line. It has come to mean many things to different listeners. The song acted as a comeback of sorts following the band’s decline in popularity in the 1980s coupled with the death of their guitarist, Ricky Wilson, in 1985.
Hello, BEAUTIFUL People. Enjoy your day.
“Hop in my Chrysler; it’s big as a whale, and I’m about to set sail!! Love it.