The Wiggles' Rave Remixes Album Debuts At #1 On ARIA Dance Albums Chart

2 May 2024 | 9:24 am | Mary Varvaris

The Wiggles' first foray into dance music took them straight to #1, overtaking Sia and Rüfüs Du Sol.

DJ Dorothy of The Wiggles Sound System

DJ Dorothy of The Wiggles Sound System (Supplied)

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Who would have thought The Wiggles would ever release a collection of rave remixes? It sounds far too unlikely to be true, yet that’s exactly what happened just two weeks ago.

The Wiggles, performing under the name The Wiggles Sound System, released Rave Of Innocence, a full-blown EDM album.

Described as “an electrifying fusion of nostalgia and party-starting techno beats” and “a pulsating musical journey that's part wild dancefloor party, part toddler tantrum tamer”, Rave Of Innocence shocked us all.

The album found 14 of The Wiggles’ generation-spanning hits reinvented as club-ready bangers, including Hot Potato, Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car, Fruit Salad, Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star, and more. Check out the tracklist below.

Lenny Pearce (of Justice Crew fame – the twin brother of the current purple Wiggle, John) and DJ Dorothy (yes, that Dorothy) hosted the project, which arrived after the latter made waves for crashing a nightclub in Melbourne with a surprise performance.

So they say themselves, Rave Of Innocence was “created for music lovers who grew up dancing along to The Wiggles” to serve as “the ultimate soundtrack for reliving cherished memories and creating new ones”.

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It turns out that “reliving cherished memories and creating new ones” was a recipe for success for The Wiggles. Their first foray into dance music took them straight to #1 on the ARIA Australian Dance Albums Chart, overtaking Sia and Rüfüs Du Sol.

In a press release, The Wiggles’ Anthony Field said of the new, unexpected album, “It’s so incredible seeing people in their 20s and 30s who grew up enjoying our music in a whole new fun way; this remix album is sort of an extension of that. It’s [a] wild ride.”

The Wiggles Sound System - Rave Of Innocence tracklist

The Monkey Dance (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Rock-A-Bye Your Bear (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Hot Potato (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Henry The Octopus (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

B.I.N.G.O. (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

ABC (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Fruit Salad (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Bouncing Balls (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Five Little Ducks (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Wags The Dog, He Likes To Tango (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Baby Shark (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (The Wiggles Sound System Remix)