Name that electro tune
July 24, 2010 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Help me identify an 80's electro song. I need to put this earworm to rest.

After a lot of fruitless searching, I need help identifying a song that is stuck in my head. I haven't heard it in years. I feel a little silly asking with such scant information, but here goes:

The details are vague, but I'm pretty sure its an old school electro or hip hop classic. The vocals are sung by a woman, and the song has anthemic feel with heavy synths. The rhythm of the vocals goes da-da-da da DA DA, and repeats 3x in a descending cadence. The lyrics--which I am very uncertain about-- are like "get it on the left side" or "something something left side". Maybe. Or was it the right side?

Thank you hive mind!
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth was the first song that came to mind, although it isn't electro... Spotify Link
posted by Morsey at 8:46 AM on July 24, 2010

The "da DA DA" is making me think it's this, featured in this Volkswagen commercial.

Though I don't recall it having the "get it on the left side" lyrics, so it could be a different da da da song.
posted by Sara C. at 8:50 AM on July 24, 2010

Set it off on the left, yall...
posted by bink at 9:07 AM on July 24, 2010

Y'all, that is.
posted by bink at 9:09 AM on July 24, 2010

Thanks, blink, that's it! Thank you for setting my mind to rest (y'all).
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 9:46 AM on July 24, 2010

bink, that is.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 9:47 AM on July 24, 2010

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