I'm Your Boogie Man

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"I'm Your Boogie Man"
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC and the Sunshine Band.jpg
Single by KC and the Sunshine Band
from the album Part 3
B-side"Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
ReleasedJanuary 24, 1977
  • Harry Wayne Casey
  • Richard Finch
KC and the Sunshine Band singles chronology
"I Like to Do It"
"I'm Your Boogie Man"
"Keep It Comin' Love"

"I'm Your Boogie Man" is a song written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch, and performed by Casey's band KC and the Sunshine Band, from their fourth album Part 3 (1976).


Richard Finch said that the song was written about a DJ at a Miami, Florida, radio station named Robert W. Walker, who was the first to give their hit single "Get Down Tonight" airplay.[2]


New York Times critic John Rockwell called the song "another alluring, catchy, sleepily kinetic dance [disc]" and a "perfect summer (or spring, fall or winter) party record."[3]

Record World said that "re-defining their hit formula with a sharp, syncopated beat and sassy vocals, it's poised to go all the way."[4]

Chart performance[edit]

In 1977 the song reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the soul chart. Billboard ranked it as the #11 song of 1977. The song was also an international hit, reaching number one in Canada and charting in Australia (No. 38), Belgium (No. 16), the Netherlands (No. 6), New Zealand (No. 12), and the United Kingdom (No. 41).



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[22] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

White Zombie version[edit]

"I'm Your Boogieman"
White Zombie Im Your Boogieman.jpg
Promotional single by White Zombie
from the album The Crow: City of Angels Soundtrack
White Zombie singles chronology
"The One"
"I'm Your Boogieman"
"Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls"

American band White Zombie originally recorded a cover of "I'm Your Boogie Man" for The Crow: City of Angels Soundtrack. However, since the song's release date, it has also appeared on Rob Zombie's greatest hits album Past, Present & Future and as a remixed version on the EP Supersexy Swingin' Sounds.

The audio samples in the song where children are heard saying "He's gonna get you! The Boogieman is coming!" are taken from the 1978 film Halloween, which would later be remade in 2007 by Rob Zombie. The remixed version was also heard on a Halloween episode of the ABC television series 666 Park Avenue.


The song earned White Zombie their third and final Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1997.[23] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called the cover "embarrassingly predictable, humorless, and clueless."[24]

Track listing[edit]

American promo single
1."I'm Your Boogieman"4:27
European promo single
1."I'm Your Boogieman" (Sex on the Rocks mix)4:50

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "I'm Your Boogie Man by KC & The Sunshine Band". Songfacts. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  3. ^ Rockwell, John (June 17, 1977). "Top 10 Singles Are All Eclectic". Charlotte Observer. p. 10D. Retrieved 2022-06-21 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Hits of the Week" (PDF). Record World. February 19, 1977. p. 1. Retrieved 2023-02-16.
  5. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
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  7. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 5131." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5248a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Le Détail par Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select "K.C. & The SUNSHINE Band" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 18, 1977" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
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  12. ^ "KC & The Sunshine Band – I'm Your Boogie Man". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "KC & the Sunshine Band – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  15. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending JUNE 4, 1977". Cash Box. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012.
  16. ^ "The Singles Chart" (PDF). Record World. June 11, 1977. p. 39. ISSN 0034-1622. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "Top 200 Singles of 1977". RPM. Vol. 28, no. 14. December 31, 1977. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  18. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1977" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  19. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1977" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1977". The Longbored Surfer. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  21. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1977". Cash Box. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012.
  22. ^ "American single certifications – KC & The Sunshine Band – I'm Your Boogie Man". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  23. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 8, 1997). "Babyface is up for 12 Grammy awards". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 8B.
  24. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Crow: City of Angels [Original Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved February 7, 2022.

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