Get on the Good Foot

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"Get on the Good Foot - Part 1"
Single by James Brown
from the album Get on the Good Foot
B-side "Get on the Good Foot - Part 2"
Released July 1972 (1972-07)
Format 7" (mono)
Recorded May 9, 1972, Soundcraft Studios, North Augusta, SC
Genre Funk
  • 3:36 (Part 1)
  • 2:39 (Part 2)
Label Polydor
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"Honky Tonk - Part 1"
"Get on the Good Foot - Part 1"
"I Got a Bag of My Own"

"Get on the Good Foot" is a funk song performed by James Brown. It was released in 1972 as a two-part single that charted #1 R&B and #18 Pop.[1][2] It also appeared on an album of the same name released that year. Partly due to the unwillingness of Brown's record labels to certify sales of his previous hits, "Get on the Good Foot" was his first gold record.[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 99 song for 1972.[4]

Performances of "Get on the Good Foot" appear on the albums Hot on the One, Live in New York, Live at Chastain Park and Live at the Apollo 1995


  • James Brown - lead vocal, organ

with The J.B.'s:


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Wolk, Douglas. (2004). Live at the Apollo, 26. New York: Continuum.
  4. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  5. ^ Leeds, Alan, and Harry Weinger (1991). "Star Time: Song by Song". In Star Time (pp. 46–53) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.

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Preceded by
"Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays
Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles number-one single
September 16 - October 7, 1972
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Around" by The Spinners