Shake Your Groove Thing

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"Shake Your Groove Thing"
Single by Peaches & Herb
from the album 2 Hot
B-side "All Your Love (Give It Here)"
Released December 1978
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Length 5:45 (Album version)
3:25 (7" version)
6:35 (12″ version)
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
Certification Gold
Peaches & Herb singles chronology
"The Sound of Silence"
"Shake Your Groove Thing"
Alternative cover
45 RPM single sleeve

"Shake Your Groove Thing" is a song by disco duo Peaches & Herb. The single reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. It also reached No. 2 for four weeks on the Billboard Disco chart in 1978. The song spent 22 weeks on the American charts, and became a Gold record.

The song was their first return to the charts in seven years. During the hiatus, the third 'Peaches,' Linda "Peaches" Green, was chosen.

In popular culture[edit]

"Shake Your Groove Thing" has been featured prominently in many films such as An Extremely Goofy Movie, Monster, Shrek Forever After, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Connie and Carla, Marock, and The Country Bears,[1] as well as in an advertisement campaign by Intel in the late 1990s.

It has also appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on the fictional radio station K109 The Studio.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
Australia [2] 13
Canada [3] 5
UK [4] 26
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Disco chart 2
U.S. Billboard R&B chart 4
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[5] 5
Chart (1994) Peak
UK [6] 99

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Position
Australia [7] 99
Canada 38
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [8] 31
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [9] 50

Cover versions[edit]


  • The Best of Peaches & Herb (liner notes).
  • Whitburn, Joel. Hot Dance/Disco 1978–2003.

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