Makin' It (song)

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"Makin' It"
David Naughton Makin' It single.jpg
7" cover art
Single by David Naughton
B-side "Still Makin' It" (Instrumental version)
Released March 1979
Format 7-inch vinyl single, 12-inch vinyl single
Genre Pop, Disco
Length 3:11
Label RSO Records
Writer(s) Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
Audio sample

"Makin' It" is a 1979 pop song performed by David Naughton, his first and, to date, only musical release. It was the theme song for the television show Makin' It, in which Naughton starred. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, the team also responsible for Gloria Gaynor's #1 hit "I Will Survive" and Peaches and Herb's #5 hit "Shake Your Groove Thing" and #1 hit "Reunited". It was released as both a 7-inch single and a 12-inch single, with an instrumental version of the song titled "Still Makin' It" as the B-side.

It appeared in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, and in the top 10 for five weeks. It debuted at #89 on March 31, peaking at #5 for two weeks, July 21 and July 28.

The song also appeared on the soundtrack of the 1979 film Meatballs.[1] It was also featured in the 1999 film Detroit Rock City[2] (despite the movie being set in 1978 and "Makin' It" not being released until 1979), as well as episodes of the television series Cold Case[citation needed] and Fame.[3]

Early pressings of this record stated that it's from the 'hit' TV series of the same name. Later pressings stated it was from the movie Meatballs starring Bill Murray.[4]

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  1. ^ "Meatballs- Soundtrack details". 2007-05-13. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Rock City (1999) : Soundtracks". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  3. ^ ""Fame" Hail to the Chief (1983) : Soundtracks". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
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  5. ^ "Billboard Top 40 Hits (1979) at cyList". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  8. ^ "DAVID NAUGHTON | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 

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