"Get Down on It" is a 1981 song by American band Kool & The Gang. It was originally recorded on the album Something Special in 1981. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard charts in early 1982. The song entered the UK charts on 19 December 1981 on the record label De-Lite and reached number 3, their highest charting hit in the UK at that time. It spent a total of 12 weeks in the charts. Ten years later, it was re-released in the UK charts on the Mercury label but only charted for one week at number 69.
"Get Down On It" was re-recorded and released as the third overall single from Australian singer Peter Andre's second studio album, Natural. The single featured the band Past to Present. The single reached No.1 in New Zealand and No. 5 on the Australian Singles Chart, achieving Gold status there in March 1996.
In 1997, German rapper and DJ, Der Wolf covered it in German in the song "Gib's doch gar nicht". My Morning Jacket covered the song at their midnight set at Bonnaroo 2008. The concert featured many special covers, including "Hit It and Quit It" and "Across 110th Street". In 2008, the song was performed by Westlife on their Back Home Tour. Canadian-American boy band 3Deep recorded a cover of the song in 1999 for their debut album Yes Yes Yes...No No No, featuring guest vocals from Canadian hip hop artist Michie Mee.