Let's Do It Again (song)

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"Let's Do It Again"
Single by The Staple Singers
from the album Let's Do It Again
Released October 13, 1975
Genre Soul
Length 4:29
Label Curtom
Writer(s) Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s) Curtis Mayfield
The Staple Singers singles chronology
"My Main Man"
(1974)
"Let's Do It Again"
(1975)
"New Orleans"
(1976)

"Let's Do It Again" was a hit song for The Staple Singers. Written by Curtis Mayfield, it was part of the soundtrack for the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier movie, Let's Do It Again. The single reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 27 December 1975, the day before Roebuck "Pops" Staples' 61st birthday, and also spent two non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] It was the last major hit by the group.

The song was covered by George Benson for his 1988 album, Twice the Love, and was also released as a single. R&B quartet Xscape sampled the song on its first single, "Just Kickin' It," from the 1993 album Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha and four years later, the group sampled the song of the same name on the final chorus before the end of the song from the soundtrack to the film, Soul Food, which was originally produced by Jermaine Dupri. Also sampled in John Legend song Number One.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 547. 
Preceded by
"Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Convention
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
27 December 1975
Succeeded by
"Saturday Night" by Bay City Rollers
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
22 November 1975
13 December 1975
Succeeded by
"That's the Way (I Like It)" by K.C. & the Sunshine Band
"Full of Fire" by Al Green