Ladies' Night (album)

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Ladies' Night
Kool and the Gang Ladies Night.jpg
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released September 6, 1979
Genre Disco, funk, R&B
Length 34:05
Label De-Lite
Producer Eumir Deodato
Kool & the Gang chronology
Everybody's Dancin'
Ladies' Night
CD cover
Cover of the 1995 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Wilson&Alroy's 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Ladies' Night is the eleventh studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1979. The album became their first major success especially after the release of the title track, the U.S. #8 "Ladies' Night," and the U.S. #5 follow-up "Too Hot" which both became Billboard Top 10 hits. The album brought a return to the mainstream after a lull in success from 1976-1978. In addition all the cuts from the album reached number five on the disco chart.[4]

Ladies' Night was the album where Kool & the Gang perfected their funky style and made it more mainstream by incorporating some pop and light R&B into the sound. The result was that this album was not only popular during the 1970s black-oriented funk era where the band started, but also during the more popular and diverse disco era. Ladies' Night became their first Platinum album.[5] It also marked the debut of lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang; except where noted.

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ladies' Night" George Brown, Kool & the Gang 6:38
2. "Got You into My Life"   4:25
3. "If You Feel Like Dancin'"   5:05
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hangin' Out"   5:31
2. "Tonight's the Night"   7:21
3. "Too Hot" Brown, Kool & the Gang 5:05



Chart (1979) Peak
US Billboard R&B[6] 1
US Billboard 200[6] 13


Year Title Chart Peak
1979 Ladies' Night US Billboard R&B[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 8
UK Singles Chart[8] 9
1980 "Too Hot" US Billboard R&B[7] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 5
UK Singles Chart[8] 23
1980 Hangin' Out US Billboard R&B[7] 36
UK Singles Chart[8] 52




  • Mike Doud - Art Direction
  • Joe Kotleba - Cover Design
  • Raul Vega - Photography

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Kool & the Gang: Ladies' Night > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ladies' Night". Kool & The Gang. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Keepnews, Peter (March 6, 1980). "Kool & the Gang: Ladies' Night". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow (RS 312). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on November 16, 2007. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Joel Whitburn's hot dance/disco, 1974-2003. Menomonee Falls, Wis: Record Research Inc. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-89820-156-7. 
  5. ^ "Kool & the Gang". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Ladies' Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Ladies' Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singless" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  8. ^ a b c "Kool & the Gang - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

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