How do you follow Bruce Springsteen and “Layla”? How about with one of the biggest, most influential hip-hop songs of all time. In 1979, “Rappers’ Delight” was the first hip-hop song to crack the top 40. Like “Layla”, a shortened version of the song was produced for radio play. That alternate version tripped me up once when I went to sing the song at karaoke one night, having listened to the full version at home and getting the shorter rendition at karaoke. No surprise here though.
Rappers’ Delight – The Sugarhill Gang