Let's Do It Again (song)

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"Let's Do It Again"
Single by The Staple Singers
from the album Let's Do It Again
B-side"After Sex"
ReleasedOctober 13, 1975
GenreSoul
Length4:29
LabelCurtom
Songwriter(s)Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s)Curtis Mayfield
The Staple Singers singles chronology
"My Main Man"
(1974)
"Let's Do It Again"
(1975)
"New Orleans"
(1976)

"Let's Do It Again" is a song by the Staple Singers. Written by Curtis Mayfield, it was part of the soundtrack for the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier film, Let's Do It Again. The single reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on December 27, 1975, the day before Roebuck "Pops" Staples' 61st birthday, and also spent two non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] It was the last major hit by the group.

R&B quartet Xscape sampled the song on their first single, the remix of "Just Kickin' It," from the 1993 album Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha, produced by Jermaine Dupri. Ice Cube sampled the song for the remix of "It Was a Good Day". It was also sampled in John Legend's song "Number One".

Charts[edit]

Charts (1975/76) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 97
Canada RPM Top Singles[3] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 547.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 290. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1976-01-24. Retrieved 2021-03-15.