Devil's Gun

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"Devil's Gun"
Single by C. J. & Company
from the album Devil's Gun
B-side"Free to Be Me"
Released1977 (1977)
GenreDisco
Length3:17 (7" version)
7:14 (Album version)
LabelWestbound
Songwriter(s)Barry Green, Ron Roker, Gerry Shury
Producer(s)Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey
C. J. & Company singles chronology
"Day Dreamer"
(1975)
"Devil's Gun"
(1977)
"We Got Our Own Thing"
(1977)

"Devil's Gun" is a 1977 song by C. J. & Company from the album of the same name. Along with the tracks "We Got Our Own Thing" and "Sure Can't Go to the Moon", the song went to number one for five weeks on the Billboard disco/dance chart.[1] The single also peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B chart.[2] The song's longevity had it barely cut the 1977 year-end chart despite its low peak position, at #100. The song would remain the lowest peaked song to appear in the year end for 37 years, and even unmatched for 20 years.

"Devil's Gun" was written by Barry Green (also known as Barry Blue), Ron Roker, and Gerry Shury and produced by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey. The song is notable for being the first record played at the opening of Studio 54 on April 26, 1977, by DJ Richie Kaczor.[3]

The instrumental portions of "Devil's Gun" were featured prominently in the International version of Crocodile. It was also featured in the film "The Real Bruce Lee", In 2016 the song was rediscovered due to its inclusion in The Get Down soundtrack, so once again In 2017 it was featured in the film "BORG Vs McENROE"on General release in the UK and Europe and due out in 2018 in the USA. The songs latest inclusion will be in the documentary being made of "Studio 54" due soon.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 356.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 120.
  3. ^ "Disco-Disco: A history of Studio 54".