The Spank

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"The Spank"
Single by James Brown
from the album Jam/1980's
B-side "Love Me Tender"
Released May 1978 (1978-05)
Format 7"
Genre Funk, disco
Length 3:40
Label Polydor
Producer(s) James Brown
James Brown charting singles chronology
"The Spank"
"For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes (Part 1)"

"The Spank" is a song written by James Brown and Charles Sherrell and recorded by Brown. It was released as a single in 1978, backed by Brown's recording of the Elvis Presley song "Love Me Tender". It charted #26 R&B.[1] It also appeared on the 1978 album Jam/1980's. The song is named after a popular dance of the time.


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.