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"
Released December, 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre Disco, R&B
Length 3:48 (single edit)
7:02 (album version)
Label Tamla
T 54243
Writer(s) Leonard Caston, Jr.
Anita Poree
Frank Wilson
Producer(s) Frank Wilson & Leonard Caston, Jr.
Eddie Kendricks singles chronology
"Keep on Truckin'"
"Boogie Down"
"One Tear"

"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 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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 319. 

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Preceded by
"Let Your Hair Down" by The Temptations
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
February 9–23, 1974
Succeeded by
"Mighty Love" by The Spinners