There is a piece of music for which I have been searching for a long time. In the 6th series Fresh Prince of Bel Air clip show, the cast have some focus time before the show, in which they dance to something. I needed to know what this something was, and my first searches were poorly conceived, and fruitless.
Today, I tried again, and have found success! The song is Apache (Jump On It) by the Sugarhill Gang, and — it turns out — has a long and varied history as a piece of music (which you can see from the link above). I have an interest in using the well-known hook in some other music, possibly in a Christian context, so I changed some sheet music into letters for music-illiterate people such as myself:
A E A
F# E D
Starting at the 7th fret on the D string, this is one of the simplest things to play on guitar that I have ever seen.
Of all the covers, the Sugarhill Gang’s has it, for me. Despite the Shadows spending all that time in the UK top spot, the mastering, and the feel of the stop-start bass on SHG’s are just brilliant. The best price for the 6:13 uncut version is 69p on Amazon: Apache by the Sugarhill Gang.