Give It Up (KC and the Sunshine Band song)
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|Single by KC and the Sunshine Band|
|from the album All in a Night's Work and KC Ten|
|Writer(s)||Harry Wayne Casey|
|Producer(s)||KC and the Sunshine Band|
|KC and the Sunshine Band singles chronology|
"Give It Up" was a hit song for KC and the Sunshine Band, although it was simply credited as KC in many countries, including the US. Following the backlash against many disco artists on the charts at the beginning of the 1980s, the song was a comeback hit for the act in the US, where it peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1984. The song had been an even bigger hit in the UK several months earlier, where it had hit No. 1 for three weeks in August 1983. It went on to become the 18th best-selling single of the year in the UK. It was the last of the act's hits in the US and UK, and the most successful of its 10 UK hits.
In 1993 it was covered by Danish dance group Cut 'N' Move, whose version went to number one on the Australian ARIA Chart in February 1994. Cut 'N' Move covered the song again in 1997 for Dancemania Covers.
"Baby, It's OK" by Follow Your Instinct featuring Alexandra Stan contains a sample of "Give It Up".
In popular culture
The song has been turned into a sporting chant in England and Scotland. The song was played after each goal scored by Hearts in their 5–1 victory against Hibernian in the 2012 Scottish Cup Final, with their fans using the song as a tribute to the Hearts manager at the time Paulo Sérgio. Professional darts player Vincent van der Voort uses this song for his walk on. The song was used as a chant for Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas, in the 1980's.
- "Chart history of "Give It Up"". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1983. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 426. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Black Eyed Peas's Love You Long Time sample of KC & the Sunshine Band's Give It Up". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- "Hearts give Hampden a high-five". Scottishfa.co.uk. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
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