I'm Your Boogie Man

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"I'm Your Boogie Man"
Single by KC and the Sunshine Band
from the album Part 3
B-side "Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
Released 1976, 1977
Genre Disco[1]
Length 4:04
Label TK
  • 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 the band's fourth album Part 3 (1976).


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

Chart performance[edit]

In 1977 the song reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the soul charts. Billboard ranked it as the #11 song of 1977. The song was also an international chart 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).

Use in popular culture[edit]

The song was sampled in at least one preview for all five of the Scary Movie films, as well as in the 2005 film Roll Bounce, the 2007 film Superbad and comic-to-film-adaptation Watchmen. It was also the opening song for the 1995 film The Last Supper.


White Zombie version[edit]

"I'm Your Boogieman"
Single by White Zombie
from the album The Crow: City of Angels Soundtrack
Released 1996
Format CD single
Length 4:27
Label Miramax, Hollywood
Writer(s) Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch
Producer(s) Terry Date, Ulrich Wild, White Zombie
White Zombie singles chronology
"The One"
"I'm Your Boogieman"
"Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls"
The Crow: City of Angels Soundtrack track listing
"Gold Dust Woman"
"I'm Your Boogieman"

American band White Zombie originally recorded a cover of "I'm Your Boogie Man" for the 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 song is another different music style for the band as they are fusing disco with heavy metal. 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.


Although the song failed to chart, it earned White Zombie their third and final Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1997.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Rob Zombie singing along to the lyrics of the song. Rob's screen time is cut multiple times, flashing to select scenes from the film The Crow: City of Angels. The video also features Zombie's brother Spider One as a sort of mad scientist host of a television show called "The Dr. Spooky Show" playing as Dr. Spooky.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Your Boogieman" – 4:27


See also[edit]


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