What Is Love (3:23)

Cover of Grandmix: The Millennium Edition (Mixed by Ben Liebrand) (disc 2)

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“What Is Love” is a 1993 dance track by the singer Haddaway, popular with club DJs. Recorded in the early 1990s, it later experienced a revival as the song from the Saturday Night Live “Roxbury Guys” sketches, which were later made into the 1998 feature film A Night at the Roxbury.

The song peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany, but it reached #1 in thirteen other countries, all of them European or Asian. In the United States the song reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #12 in Australia. The song is currently the 62nd best-selling single of all time in Germany.

The song has also been featured in various other media such as television series (Life of Brian, The Office U.S.), video games (Karaoke Revolution, Knytt Stories), commercials (Pepsi) and others.


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  • ravivann

    old school

    24 Nov 1:30am Reply
  • Krepihmaksimys

    воо это голоссище прошлых лет

    4 Nov 1:35am Reply
  • claudharo


    27 Oct 9:35pm Reply
  • BennoTiger


    16 Sep 9:55pm Reply
  • DarthGajek

    I just keep seeing Jim Carrey's trollface when I listen to this :) [7]

    9 Sep 8:42pm Reply
  • LucasLinoMota

    *Insert SNL gif here*

    24 Aug 6:26pm Reply
  • halahup

    Just look at what silversurfer250 wrote. This was an obscure, underground track, it was not known to many people. It only gained popularity when used in Saturday Night Live. I just can't understand how the "about" text can claim it was a hit, thus claiming it was popular before Saturday Night Live.

    19 Aug 7:07am Reply
  • hknygt

    absolute legend

    13 Aug 4:22pm Reply
  • eirhnouki7

    I just keep seeing Jim Carrey's trollface when I listen to this :) [6]

    11 Aug 9:37pm Reply
  • gotgore101

    What IS love?????????????????????????

    10 Aug 1:31am Reply
  • randy_ravivann

    this is when music used to be good

    24 Jul 8:08pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    I just keep seeing Jim Carrey's trollface when I listen to this :) [5]

    4 Jul 10:14am Reply
  • SophiaRaiCho


    23 Jun 5:06am Reply
  • pgrabowski

    @StevenShadows Haddaway is very much alive. Maybe you were thinking of Captain Jack.

    9 Jun 7:47am Reply
  • arcticweezer

    I just keep seeing Jim Carrey's trollface when I listen to this :) [4] *O*

    9 Jun 3:26am Reply
  • sternenfee0


    15 May 2:10pm Reply
  • Summerleto

    о да, летала под эту песню в Saints Row %)

    7 May 4:16pm Reply
  • Rafaelsl18

    Saints Row <3

    28 Apr 5:44pm Reply
  • juansebastianpj

    una vez la canté en un karaoke. valió la pena hacerlo.

    13 Apr 10:10pm Reply
  • silversurfer250

    This song gained popularity when it was used in a recurring Saturday Night Live sketch about three guys who go clubbing. They dress alike - in outdated fashion - and torment women at the clubs by forcing their dancing upon them. There is very little dialogue in the sketches, and this song plays throughout, with the three men bobbing their heads in unison. In 1998, the skit was extended to a full-lenth movie called A Night At The Roxbury. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9648

    1 Apr 7:27am Reply
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