(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty

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"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty"
Single by KC and the Sunshine Band
from the album Part 3
B-side "Boogie Shoes"
Released May 27, 1976
Format 7", 12"
Genre Disco
Length 3:07
Label TK Records
Writer(s) Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch
Producer(s) Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch
KC and the Sunshine Band singles chronology
"I'm So Crazy (About You)"
(1975)
"Shake Your Booty"
(1976)
"Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
(1976)

"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" is a song recorded and released in 1976 by KC and the Sunshine Band for the album Part 3. The song became their third number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as their third number-one on the soul singles chart.[1] The song was met with a degree of controversy, since the lyrics were interpreted by many as having sexual connotations. The b-side of Shake Your Booty was "Boogie Shoes", which later became a hit on its own when it appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 13
Belgium VRT Top 30 9
Canadian RPM Top Singles[3] 1
France (SNEP)[4] 21
Germany (Media Control AG)[5] 23
Italy (FIMI)[6] 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 11
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[8] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 7
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 9
South African Chart[11] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 12
UK (Official Charts Company)[13] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[14] 9
US Billboard Hot Disco Singles[14] 6
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles[14] 1

"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" holds the record for being the only number-one song title with a word repeated more than three times in it. The chorus consists of the title expression with the word "shake" appearing eight times.

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • German techno band Scooter sampled the song on their single "Shake That!", taken from the 2004 album Mind The Gap.
  • The title was parodied by Frank Zappa with his 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti, as well as the album's title track.
  • In Marlys Millhiser's time-travel novel The Mirror, main character Brandy McCabe, who has been transported forward in time to the 1970s, is mystified by the song and repeatedly asks people around her for help in understanding the meaning of the lyrics.
  • The animated T.V. series The Simpsons used it over the credits for their 7th season episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" over a montage of clips featuring nudity.
    • Earlier in said episode, a deleted scene from Burns' Heir shown has this song.
  • Featured an instrumental cover in the movie, Semi-Pro, on entry to the stadium in their final game against the spurs.
  • In Full House, in the episode "Slumber Party", Danny, Michelle, and Jesse dance to it.
  • TV commercials for Sensa adapted the song, altering the lyrics to reflect the Sensa diet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 315. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ "(Shake, shake, shake) shake your booty in Canadian Top Singles Chart". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Dominic DURAND / InfoDisc. "(Shake, shake, shake) shake your booty in French Chart". Retrieved 12 June 2013.  You have to use the index at the top of the page and search "K.C. & the Sunshine Band"
  5. ^ "KC & The Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty". Charts.de. Media Control.
  6. ^ "The best-selling singles of 1976 in Italy". HitParadeItalia (it). Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
    84. (Shake, shake, shake) Shake your booty - K.C. and the Sunshine Band [#14]
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – KC and The Sunshine Band search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty". VG-lista.
  11. ^ John Samson. "(Shake, shake, shake) shake your booty in South African Chart". Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty". Singles Top 60.
  13. ^ "1976 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive - 7th August 1976". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d "KC & the Sunshine awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"You Should Be Dancing" by Bee Gees
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 11, 1976
Succeeded by
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
Preceded by
"Who'd She Coo?" by Ohio Players
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number one single
August 28, 1976 (one week)
September 18, 1976 - October 2, 1976 (three weeks)
Succeeded by
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
"Just to Be Close to You" by Commodores
Preceded by
"You Should Be Dancing" by Bee Gees
Canadian RPM number-one single
September 16, 1976
Succeeded by
"A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band