Shake Your Groove Thing

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"Shake Your Groove Thing"
Single by Peaches & Herb
from the album 2 Hot
A-side Shake Your Groove Thing
B-side All Your Love (Give It Here)
Released 1978
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Length 5:45 (Album version)
3:25 (7" version)
6:35 (12″ version)
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren

"Shake Your Groove Thing" is a song by disco duo Peaches & Herb. It reached No. 2 for four weeks on the Billboard Disco chart in 1978. The single reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Billboard R&B Chart.

Cover versions[edit]

"Shake Your Groove Thing" has been featured prominently in many films such as An Extremely Goofy Movie, Monster, Shrek Forever After, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Connie and Carla, Marock, and The Country Bears,[1] as well as in an advertisement campaign by Intel in the late 1990s.

It has also appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on the fictional radio station K109 The Studio.

In 1996, Filipino singer Regine Velasquez covered the song for her album Retro.

Alvin and the Chipmunks released two different cover versions. The first was with Drew Seeley for their 2008 album Undeniable which also appeared in the 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked video game (without Drew's vocals).[2] The second was with The Chipettes for the 2009 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and its soundtrack.[3]

References[edit]

  • The Best of Peaches & Herb (liner notes).
  • Whitburn, Joel. Hot Dance/Disco 1978–2003.

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