Buster Poindexter released his version of “Hot Hot Hot” in 1987, but the original was written and recorded by a soca artist from Montserrat in the Caribbean, Arrow, in 1984.
“Hot Hot Hot” from Buster Poindexter, the personal of New York Dolls singer David Johansen, was a song that brought him a massive success. MTV loved it, and listeners during the eighties just couldn’t get enough of the Caribbean-infused fun track with its addictive beat.
David Johansen featured Bill Murray in his music video for the dance and karaoke hit, and Johanson ended up co-starring in the 1988 feature film “Scrooged.”
There are few songs that can compare to the popularity of this track at weddings. We may be a long way from 1987, but it’s still a popular choice at gatherings around the world, including as the opening theme to Jimmy Buffett’s concerts.