“Whammy!” is the third studio album by the B-52’s.
Released April 27, 1983
Spawning the popular singles
and “Song for a Future Generation.”
“Whammy!” is the third studio and was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, in December 1982 and was produced by Steven Stanley. The record was refined and mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City. The band’s goal with Whammy! was to update their signature sound with drum machines and synthesizers.
The album entered the Billboard 200 twice in 1983, reaching both number 29 and 171 throughout the year, while “Legal Tender” reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Singles chart alongside its two respective singles.