Hi-Jack (1974 song)
|Single by Barrabás|
|from the album ¡Soltad a Barrabás!|
|Recorded||1973 - 1974|
|Genre||Disco, Latin funk|
"Hi-Jack" is a 1974 song written by Spanish musician Fernando Arbex and originally recorded by the group Barrabás for their album ¡Soltad a Barrabás!. It was later a hit single for jazz flautist Herbie Mann.
Herbie Mann version
|Single by Herbie Mann & Cissy Houston|
|from the album Discothèque|
Mann's recording of the song featured Cissy Houston on vocals and hit number one on the US Disco Action chart for three weeks in early 1975 and made the top 30 on the R&B and pop singles charts.
In addition to Mann's version, the song has been covered many other artists (notably by Enoch Light) and the various versions have been sampled in songs by hip-hop artists, including The Beatnuts and Jennifer Lopez.
Chart positions (Herbie Mann version)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||14|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||24|
|U.S. Billboard Disco Action||1|
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