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Boogie Shoes" is a popular song released in 1975 on the self-titled album by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band KC and the Sunshine Band. The song became a hit when it appeared on the in 1977. The song is still heard on radio stations today as a disco-era staple. It reached as high as number 35 on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack Billboard Hot 100 and number 29 on the soul chart in 1978. [1 ]
Structurally, it utilizes the
twelve-bar blues chord progression. As with several of KC's disco songs, some of the lyrics are playfully suggestive: "I want to do it till the sun comes up / I want to do till I can't get enough."
The song is part of the 1977 film
, and is featured in numerous other films, including Saturday Night Fever (1994), No Escape (1995), Mallrats (1997), Boogie Nights (1999), Detroit Rock City (2005) as well as television series, The Wedding Date , Sports Night (both, coincidentally, with star Desperate Housewives Felicity Huffman dancing to it), and . Flash Forward
The song has been sampled by
The Bloodhound Gang in the song "One Way", and more recently by Trick Daddy in his song " Take It to Da House." Alex Chilton famously covered "Boogie Shoes" on his 1979 album . In 2012, the song was sung by Like Flies on Sherbert Alex Newell (playing a transgendered teen) in the episode " Glee Saturday Night Glee-ver".
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 315.