"Boogie Oogie Oogie" almost resulted in a traffic accident for A Taste of Honey bassist Janice Marie Johnson. Hearing the track on the radio for the first time was such a shock to her that she ran a red light. The group's first single, "Boogie Oogie Oogie," co-written byJohnson and keyboardist Perry Kibble, was inspired by an unresponsive audience during a date at a military base; Johnson believed the crowd was chauvinistic toward the group's two female guitar players (her and guitarist Hazel Payne). She admonished them on the spot by chanting: "If you're thinking that you're too cool to boogie/we've got news for you/everyone here tonight must boogie and you are no exception to the rule." Afterwards in her hotel room, Johnson jotted down the line, thinking that it would be a good song lyric. The notorious bass solo intro came about when Johnson was warming up before the recording session, unaware that she was being recorded. Produced by Fonce Mizell and Larry Mizell, the single sold more than two million copies ,topped both the R&B and pop charts in fall 1978, and was listed on their platinum debut LP, A Taste of Honey. In the late '90s, it was used in a national ad campaign for the Burger King restaurant chain as well as being sampled by numerous hip-hop acts.Janice Marie Johnson recorded another version of the tune as Janice Marie on the 2001 Lightyear/WEA CD Hiatus of the Heart.