Boogie Down

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"Boogie Down"
Single by Eddie Kendricks
from the album Boogie Down
B-side "Can't Help What I Am"
Released December, 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre R&B, Disco
Length 3:48 (single edit)
7:02 (album version)
Label Tamla
T 54243
Writer(s) Leonard Caston, Jr.
Anita Poree
Frank Wilson
Producer(s) Frank Wilson & Leonard Caston, Jr.
Eddie Kendricks singles chronology
"Keep on Truckin'"
"Boogie Down"
"One Tear"

"Boogie Down" is a 1973 song recorded by Eddie Kendricks for Motown Records' Tamla label. The song was co-written by Leonard Caston, Jr., Anita Poree and Frank Wilson, the same song writing team that had composed "Keep on Truckin'", Kendricks' first major hit as a solo artist. Caston and Wilson co-produced the song and the arrangement was handled by Caston, Wilson and David Van DePitte.

Like "Keep on Truckin'", "Boogie Down" is an up-tempo, Disco/Funk number that saw heavy rotation in dance clubs. Released as a single from the album of the same name, "Boogie Down" became Kendricks' second consecutive single to top the Billboard's R&B Singles Chart, holding the number one position for three weeks, and just missed becoming his second straight #1 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart, peaking at number two for two straight weeks.[1] However, it was his second # 1 single on the Cash Box top 100 chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. The Thin Man
  2. Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need
  3. Son Of Sagittarius
  4. Boogie Down
  5. Hooked On Your Love
  6. Honey Brown
  7. You Are The Melody Of My Life
  8. Trust Your Heart
  9. Girl Of My Dreams
  10. Loving You The Second Time Around


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 319. 

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Preceded by
"Let Your Hair Down" by The Temptations
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
February 9–23, 1974
Succeeded by
"Mighty Love" by The Spinners