Some Like It Hot (song)

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"Some Like It Hot"
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Single by The Power Station
from the album The Power Station
B-side "The Heat Is On"
Released 1985
Genre Funk rock[1]
Length 3:43 (7")
5:05 (LP version)
Label ParlophoneR 6091
Songwriter(s) Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Robert Palmer
Producer(s) Bernard Edwards and also Nile Rogers
The Power Station singles chronology
"Some Like It Hot"
"Get It On (Bang a Gong)"
"Some Like It Hot"
"Get It On (Bang a Gong)"

"Some Like It Hot" is a song recorded by The Power Station. It was the first single released from the group's 1985 eponymous debut album. Released by Parlophone Records in 1985, the song features heavy drum beats from Tony Thompson and vocals from Robert Palmer. It was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The video featured the transgender model Caroline Cossey (also known as Tula). The song was featured in the 1985 film National Lampoon's European Vacation. It was also featured in "It's a Trap!", the Family Guy parody of Return of the Jedi.

Track listing[edit]

Parlophone / R 6091 (UK)
  1. "Some Like It Hot"  – 3:45
  2. "The Heat Is On"  – 3:20
Parlophone / 12 R 6091 (UK)
  1. "Some Like It Hot and the Heat Is On"  – 6:36
  2. "Some Like It Hot"  – 3:45
  3. "The Heat Is On"  – 3:20
  • also released as a 12" picture disc (12RP 6091)

Cover versions[edit]

In 2009, the band Chin Chin released a cover version on Definitive Jux Records.


  1. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly, eds. (1992). The Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely New Reviews : Every Essential Album, Every Essential Artist (3rd ed.). Random House. p. 552. ISBN 0-679-73729-4.