Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)

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"Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)"
Single by Tom Browne
from the album Magic
B-side "Dreams of Lovin' You" (7")
"Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" (12")
Released 1980
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1980
Genre Funk
Length 4:34
Label Arista
Writer(s) Tom Browne, Toni Smith
Producer(s) Dave Grusin
Larry Rosen

"Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)" is a 1980 single by jazz trumpeter, Tom Browne. The single is from his third solo album, Magic. The vocals for the single were provided by Toni Smith, who also helped compose the song. The song hit #4 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] On the US dance chart, "Thighs High" peaked at #25.[2]

In 1995, French pianist Alex Bugnon covered the song from his album "Tales from the Bright Side."[3][4]

The song was sampled by rapper Coolio on his 1995 song "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)".


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 88. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 46. 
  3. ^ "Tales from the Bright Side overview". 
  4. ^ "Alex Bugnon".