Dazz Band

Joystick

Composed by Eric Fearman / Bobby Harris

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With the exception of "Let It Whip" (a winner in any format), the other fast jams by the Dazz Band sound much better on CD than they did on vinyl or cassette. While the essence of the song came through on vinyl and cassette, it burns on CD. With the title symbolic of the male phallus, it caught the attention of booty shakers and dancefloor artists. A R&B chart-buster at number nine, it hung on the outside looking in on the pop chart at number 61. The Bobby Harris/Eric Fearman song was the group's last R&B Top Ten, though "Swoop" and "Heartbeat" nearly did the trick with number 12 spots.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Joystick 1983 Motown 5:20
Hot Spot 1985 Funky Town Grooves 6:14
Greatest Hits 1986 Motown 3:57
Motown Legends: Let It Whip/Joystick 1995 Universal Special Products / Motown 3:59
Phat Trax: The Best of Old School, Vol. 5 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 5:24
Bring on Da Funk, Vol. 2 1998
Various Artists
Platinum Entertainment / Intersound 5:50
20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection: Best of the Dazz Band 2001 Motown 5:23
Joystick/Jukebox 2011 Funky Town Grooves 5:12