2 in a Room

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2 in a Room
Rog Nice and Dose
Rog Nice and Dose
Background information
OriginWashington Heights, New York City, New York
GenresHouse, hip-hop, freestyle
Years active1987–1995
LabelsCutting/Charisma/Virgin/EMI Records
MembersRafael Vargas
Roger Pauletta

2 in a Room was an American hip hop, freestyle and hip house duo. The group, active between 1987 and 1995, consisted of rapper Rafael "Dose" Vargas and producer/remixer Roger "Rog Nice" Pauletta.[1]

Musical career[edit]

They are best known for their 1990 hit single "Wiggle It", written and produced by George Morel and Rafael Vargas. It spent two weeks at number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart and number three on the UK Singles Chart,[2]) and then crossed over to mainstream radio, and climbed to number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually becoming a gold single. In early 1991 they released the album Wiggle It that Andrew Martin in Q Magazine called intelligent, modern hot-making".[1]

Before that, they were known for a track called "Do What You Want" (1990) that got a lot of club and DJ play in New York and Chicago. "El Trago (The Drink)" was a number 86 Billboard Hot 100 chart entry (the last of their pop hits), but they did chart several more singles on the dance chart through the 1990s. Their first release in the UK was "Somebody in the House Say Yeah!" in the late part of 1989. They later changed their name to Fulanito; and style of music to merengue. Vargas, also known under Dose Material, was also member of 740 Boyz from 1991.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
US
Dance

[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
BEL
(Fl)

[7]
FIN
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[2][12]
"Somebody in the House Say Yeah!" 1989 66 The Album Vol. 1
"Do What You Want" 1990 9 25
"Take Me Away" (NED only)
"Wiggle It" 15 1 3 30 39 19 17 24 14 3 Wiggle It
"She's Got Me Going Crazy" 1991 72 30 40 54
"Body to Body" (ITA only)
"El Trago (The Drink)" 1994 86 36 34 World Party
"Ahora Es (Now Is the Time)" 1995 43
"Giddy-Up" 74
"Carnival" 1996 24
"Get Up and Move" (SPA only)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

In popular culture[edit]

In 1991, Alvin and the Chipmunks covered "Wiggle It" for their album The Chipmunks Rock the House.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin, Andrew (5 March 1991). "Wiggle It review". Q Magazine. 55: 80.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 571. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "2 in a Room - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com.
  4. ^ "2 in a Room - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com.
  5. ^ Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  6. ^ "Das österreichische Hitparaden- und Musik-Portal". Austriancharts.at.
  7. ^ "ULTRATOP BELGIAN CHARTS". Ultratop.be.
  8. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2021). "2 in a Room". Sisältää hitin - 2. laitos Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla 1.1.1960–30.6.2021 (PDF). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 6. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  9. ^ "Home - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Offiziellecharts.de.
  10. ^ "Dutch Charts". Dutchcharts.nl.
  11. ^ "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch.
  12. ^ "Official Charts > 2 in a Room". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  13. ^ "1991 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  14. ^ "Certified Awards Search: 2 in a Room". BPI. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2010-08-14.

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