Boogie Down

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"Boogie Down"
Single by Eddie Kendricks
from the album Boogie Down!
B-side"Can't Help What I Am"
ReleasedDecember, 1973
Format7" single
Recorded1973
GenreDisco, R&B
Length3:48 (single edit)
7:02 (album version)
LabelTamla
T 54243
Songwriter(s)Leonard Caston, Jr.
Anita Poree
Frank Wilson
Producer(s)Frank Wilson & Leonard Caston, Jr.
Eddie Kendricks singles chronology
"Keep on Truckin'"
(1973)
"Boogie Down"
(1973)
"One Tear"
(1974)

"Boogie Down" is a 1973 song recorded by Eddie Kendricks for Motown Records' Tamla label. The song was co-written by Leonard Caston, Jr., Anita Poree and Frank Wilson, the same songwriting team that had composed "Keep on Truckin'", Kendricks' first major hit as a solo artist. Caston and Wilson co-produced the song and the arrangement was handled by Caston, Wilson and David Van DePitte.

Chart performance[edit]

Like "Keep on Truckin'", "Boogie Down" is an up-tempo, disco, ((dance)) number that saw heavy rotation in dance clubs. Released as a single from the album of the same name, "Boogie Down" became Kendricks' second consecutive single to top the Billboard's R&B Singles Chart, holding the number one position for three weeks[1], and just missed becoming his second straight #1 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart, peaking at number two for two straight weeks, behind Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks.[2] However, it was his second #1 single on the Cash Box Top 100 chart. It was a Top 40 hit in Britain as well, making #39 on the UK Charts. Billboard ranked it as the #30 Pop single of 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 319.
  2. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1974-03-09

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