The Superbowl Shuffle Turns 30 This Month, Here are 5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Superbowl Shuffle
It was 30 years ago this month that that the Superbowl Shuffle was jammin' on your turntable and played on the radio.
Yes, it was released one and half months before the Bears actually played played in the Superbowl. As a result of this song's popularity, the 1985 Chicago Bears will never be forgotten.
Here are 5 things about the Superbowl shuffle, you probably never know:
- The song never was released on CD. It came out on cassette and 12" single and 45 rpm record
- The song actually hit the National charts and peaked at no. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- The song was nominated for a Grammy (The Bears lost to Prince)
- The team made the video for “The Super Bowl Shuffle” on December 3rd, the day after their only loss of the season (against the Dolphins).
- The profits from the song were donated to Charity. Sales of the song generated $300,000 to the Chicago Community Trust, an organization, helping local families in need. (Source Hollywood Reporter)
The idea behind the song, according to the Hollywood Reporter
The journey to the Grammys began a few games into the ’85 season, when Red Label Records owner and Bears fan Dick Meyer brought Gault the idea of doing a choreographed rap video and song whose lyrics would tie in with each player’s skills. “I had the dubious job of getting guys to do it,” says Gault, who signed up 10 team members, including Hall of Famer Walter Payton, quarterback Jim McMahon and media favorite William “The Refrigerator” Perry. A notable couplet in the chorus went, “We’re so bad we know we’re good/Blowin’ your mind like we knew we would.”