|Single by Eddie Kendricks|
|from the album Boogie Down!|
|B-side||"Can't Help What I Am"|
|Length||3:48 (single edit) |
7:02 (album version)
|Songwriter(s)||Leonard Caston, Jr. |
|Producer(s)||Frank Wilson & Leonard Caston, Jr.|
|Eddie Kendricks singles chronology|
"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.
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, 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. 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.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 319.
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