Shake Your Groove Thing
|"Shake Your Groove Thing"|
A-side label of U.S. vinyl release
|Single by Peaches & Herb|
|from the album 2 Hot|
|B-side||""All Your Love (Give It Here)""|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Length||5:45 (Album version)
3:25 (7" version)
6:35 (12″ version)
|Songwriter(s)||Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren|
|Peaches & Herb singles chronology|
"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
"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, Everybody Wants Some!! as well as in an advertisement campaign by Intel in the late 1990s.
In television, "Shake Your Groove Thing" has been used in the animated series Guardians of the Galaxy (which, as per the live-action film it is based on, uses popular music of the 1970s and early 1980s as part of its soundtrack), appearing in the first season episode "Hitchin' a Ride" and on the series' soundtrack album, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series).
- In 1996, Filipino singer Regine Velasquez covered the song for her album Retro.
- In 1997, Intel used this song in an advert for the Pentium MMX.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks released two different cover versions. The first was with Drew Seeley for their 2008 album Undeniable which also appeared in the 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked video game (without Drew's vocals). The second was with The Chipettes for the 2009 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and its soundtrack.
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