We’re celebrating the return of the iconic Betty Boo with the Channel R Betty Boo Special. Relive our exclusive interview with Betty Boo above about her comeback singe ‘Get Me To The Weekend,’ what she’s been working on, an upcoming new album, what’s next and more.
Betty Boo is BACK after 30 years with the fun 80’s vibe insta-classic ‘Get Me To The Weekend”
Get Me To The Weekend is utterly irresistible. Built around an incredibly canny sample from the Human League’s monolithic Love Action, it arrives just in time for a much-needed party season. A moment of pure pop perfection based around a universal sentiment, Get Me To The Weekend sticks in your head on first listen and refuses to vacate – not that you’ll be asking it to make space anytime soon. More to come soon – better get yourself ready for the return of Boomania.
The muse came back out of nowhere during lockdown and I have made the record I should have made when I was 25.
Betty Boo is a Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning singer/songwriter/producer from west London. After a chance meeting in McDonalds on Shepherd’s Bush Green, she ended up supporting Public Enemy on tour in the US with her Hip Hop trio The She Rockers. In 1989, she featured as guest vocalist on The Beatmasters’ Top 10 single – Hey DJ/I Can’t Dance (To That Music You’re Playing); her first solo single – Doin’ The Do – was released the following year and announced Betty Boo as a phenomenon in her own right. Doin’ The Do and the follow up Where Are You Baby? were both written and demoed by Betty Boo in her bedroom using basic sampling gear – a process she would return to in recent years after a period of writer’s block. Betty Boo released two albums – Boomania and GRRR! It’s Betty Boo – and then mostly retired from the public eye.
Get Me To The Weekend was produced by Andy Wright, Gavin Goldberg and Betty Boo and is the first new Betty Boo music released since 1992’s GRRR! It’s Betty Boo.
Listen to this song and more new music premieres on “The New Music Show”, playing daily at 5.30pm PT/8.30pm ET on Channel R – Today’s Hits & Your All-Time Favorites.
Written by: Channel R