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UK picture sleeve for the single "Bootzilla"
Single by Bootsy's Rubber Band
from the album Bootsy? Player of the Year
B-side Vanish In Our Sleep"
"Hollywood Squares
Released January 13, 1978
Format 7", 12"
Genre Funk

5:39 (album version)

4:21 (single edit)

Warner Bros.

K 17196 (UK)
Songwriter(s) George Clinton
Bootsy Collins
Producer(s) George Clinton, Bootsy Collins

"Bootzilla" is a song recorded by Bootsy's Rubber Band, released on January 13, 1978. As the lead single from the album Bootsy? Player of the Year, it held the #1 spot on the R&B chart for one week in 1978 (directly following fellow P-Funk outfit Parliament's #1 hit "Flash Light" a song originally penned with Bootsy Collins in mind for the lead vocal, however Collins turned it down)[citation needed]. "Bootzilla" failed to make the Hot 100.[1]

The song's lyrics introduce Bootsy's wind-up toy alter ego Bootzilla, "the world's only rhinestone rock-star doll." The track features Bootsy Collins on drums as well as bass guitar.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
Preceded by
"Flash Light" by Parliament
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
March 25, 1978
Succeeded by
"The Closer I Get to You" by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway