A song that can make you dance in a nightclub is one of the most memorable and well-known of all time.
But the original version of it is often lost forever.
And for some, it is the only way to make sense of what has been so captivating to millions of listeners.
So we put together a special report to find out how to stop it becoming the soundtrack of the 20th century.
It all started with a single songWe began our research on the song, “Sugar Shack,” in the summer of 1996 when our colleague at ABC radio, Tim Denton, heard a song on a radio station.
“I heard it on the radio, and I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is a good song,'” he says.
“It’s very uplifting, very moving, and there’s a great chorus and melody to it.”
It was a catchy tune, but a lot of people didn’t know much about it.
“A lot of the songs that we hear on radio, the ones that we don’t understand, we think are the best ones,” he says, “and they’re just like, ‘oh, it’s great!'”
When we heard the song on ABC radio in 1996, it was the first time I’d heard it.
“It was the most important thing for me at the time, because I’d just come from living in Australia for a year and a half, and it was so important to me to understand what Australia was and where it was from,” he recalls.
“To be able to know that it was coming from Australia, and that it had some kind of significance, was really huge for me.”
What is ‘fascination with music’What is “fascinating with music”?
“Fascination is an emotional state that can occur when you’re listening to music or listening to a film or listening on a television show or something like that,” says Dr Rebecca Williams, a professor at the University of Queensland.
“If you’re a music fan, it can be quite intense because you’re feeling something or you’re seeing something that’s very exciting.”
The most popular forms of music are typically recorded in the studio.
In Australia, there are roughly 30,000 recorded songs each year, which is a figure that has doubled in the last 30 years.
Music videos are another popular genre of films and TV shows.
According to the National Recording Corporation, music videos account for 10 per cent of Australian TV and radio ad spending, with a record number of them being produced in 2015.
Music video artists include Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Timberlake.
“Music videos tend to be very, very, highly produced and have a very big budget and an artist is usually a musician, or they have a musician on the team,” Dr Williams says.
And while it’s not uncommon for music videos to feature multiple singers, they’re often a collaborative effort between producers, actors, cinematographers, and producers themselves.
The most recent examples of this include the song “F*** the Police,” by Rihanna.
But it wasn’t until Dr Williams met someone who had made a video for the song that she began to wonder if her interest in music videos was a product of her love for music.
“We actually have an old interview with one of Rihanna’s producers who said, ‘I had heard of the song Sugar Shack, and you’re just really into this’,” she says.
And what was the song?
The video is an homage to the 1980s band Sugar Shack.
The song’s lyric reads:”You’ve got a job to do, you’ve got work to do / And I got a sugar shack”The video has been viewed more than 30 million times since it was released in 1986, and has been played by over 100 million people worldwide.
The song is a perfect example of what Dr Williams calls “fanciness in pop culture”.
“The lyrics are so catchy,” she says, “but you really want to see the music in the context of it.”
“If we don.t see that in music, then we don.”
It’s not just music that is becoming popular againBut we’re not just hearing the music that we like.
Dr Williams says the more popular the song becomes, the more people tune in to see what the singer is up to.
“They listen to the music and they say, ‘Wow, this sounds really cool’,” she explains.
While the song’s popularity has been fuelled by the internet, it also stems from the influence of the media.
Music has become an integral part of our daily lives, but Dr Williams believes that it is only through the media that people become more invested in the song.
“That’s why I love music, because music has become a part of people’s lives,” she explains, “but they don’t get that sense of how it really is. It