Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)

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"Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)"
Single by B. T. Express
from the album Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
ReleasedAugust 27, 1974 (August 27, 1974)
Length5:52 (album version)
3:09 (single edit)
Songwriter(s)William Nichols
B. T. Express singles chronology
"Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)"

"Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" is a popular song by funk group B. T. Express, written by songwriter Billy Nichols.[2]


Released from the debut album of the same title, the song became a great "crossover" success. The song is noted for its hand claps at the beginning, as well as the spoken portion in the middle of the song. The short version was less than 3 minutes, while the long version is over 5 minutes in length. This song was considered suggestive of sexual intercourse, especially for the repeated lines in the coda section: "I'm Satisfied".

Chart performance[edit]

The single went #1 to the R&B singles chart for a week during the autumn of 1974 and went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.[3]("Whatever Gets You thru the Night" by John Lennon and "I Can Help" by Billy Swan kept the song from the #1 spot).[4] "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" was an early disco hit peaking at number eight on the disco/dance charts.[5]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

In popular culture[edit]


The single was one of three sampled in the 2002 song "Addictive" by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim.


  1. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (June 13, 2019). "The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"". Stereogum. Retrieved June 20, 2023. BT Express' high-stepping, sex-positive disco-funk squelcher "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" peaked at #2...
  2. ^ "Biography". Billy Nichols Music. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 90.
  4. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 46.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 90.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 46.
  11. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, December 14, 1974". Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  12. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (January 16, 2018). "Image : RPM Weekly". Library and Archives Canada.
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  14. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1975
  15. ^ "American single certifications – B.T. Express – Do It ('Til you're Satisfied)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 20, 2023.

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