Shake Your Groove Thing

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"Shake Your Groove Thing"
Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb US vinyl A-side.jpg
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)""
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
Songwriter(s) Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
Peaches & Herb singles chronology
"The Sound of Silence"
(1971)
"Shake Your Groove Thing"
(1978)
"Reunited"
(1979)
Alternative cover
Dutch release
Dutch release

"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] Everybody Wants Some!! 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.

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).

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives: Australian Chart Book. p. 231. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  4. ^ a b "shake+your+groove+thing | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  6. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 18 Dec 1994". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  11. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked". Official Website. Majesco Entertainment. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version): Alvin And The Chipmunks: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 

Other sources[edit]

  • The Best of Peaches & Herb (liner notes).
  • Whitburn, Joel. Hot Dance/Disco 1978–2003, Record Research Inc., 2004, ISBN 978-0898201567

External links[edit]