Move On Up
|"Move On Up"|
|Single by Curtis Mayfield|
|from the album Curtis|
|B-side||Brother of Mine
Give It Up
|Format||7" Maxi single|
"Move On Up" is a song by Curtis Mayfield from his 1970 debut album Curtis. Nearly 9 minutes long in its album version, it was released as a single in the United States (Curtom 1974), but failed to chart. An edited version of the song spent 10 weeks in the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #12 and it has become a soul music classic over the years.
In popular culture and covers
The song's iconic horn section (in a slightly sped-up iteration) was sampled by producer Just Blaze to form the musical backbone for American hip hop artist Kanye West's highly successful track, "Touch the Sky", from his 2005 album, Late Registration.
In 1979, disco trio, Destination, recorded the song, incorporating the song "Keep on Pushing", a 1964 hit by The Impressions also written by Mayfield. Along with the tracks, "Up Up Up" and "Destination's Theme, "Move On Up", hit number one on the disco chart for four weeks. It peaked at number sixty-eight on the soul singles chart.
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- Joel Whitburn's, Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
- Joel Whitburn's Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004
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|Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(Destination version with "Up Up Up"/"Destination's Theme")
October 13, 1979 - November 3, 1979
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