It was released on June 20, and produced by Don Was. The song was a comeback of sorts for the band following their decline in popularity in the mids and the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson in It also became a top-twenty hit in Belgium and the Netherlands. The inspiration for the song was "a cabin around Athens, Georgia ," with a tin roof, where the band conceived " Rock Lobster ", a single from their debut album. The cabin was said to have Love Shack - The B-52s - Love Shack located off the Atlanta Highway near Athens.
B's singer Kate Pierson lived in the cabin in the s, and it burned down in December The single was the band's biggest hit song as well as their first million-copy seller.
The single release contained different tracks in different countries of release. Some countries, including the United States, had singles backed with " Channel Z ", while other releases included a live version of " Rock Lobster " as the B-side. In andthe single was released again with a M - The Cure - Killing An Arab In Tokyo of remixes, including one by DJ Tonka.
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