Too Hot (Kool & the Gang song)

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"Too Hot"
Too Hot - Kool & the Gang.jpg
Single by Kool & the Gang
from the album Ladies' Night
B-side "Tonight's the Night"
Released January 13, 1980
Format 45 RPM 7"
Label De-Lite
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Eumir Deodato and Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang singles chronology
Ladies' Night
(1979)
"Too Hot"
(1980)
"Celebration"
(1980)
"Too Hot"
Too Hot by Kool and the Gang and Lisa Stansfield.jpg
Single by Kool & the Gang featuring Lisa Stansfield
from the album The Hits: Reloaded
Released September 2004 (2004-09)
Format Promotional single
Recorded 2004
Genre
Length 4:32
Label Edel
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Lisa Stansfield singles chronology
"All Around the World" (Norty Cotto Mixes)
(2003)
"Too Hot"
(2004)
"Easier"
(2004)

"Too Hot" is a R&B/Soul song recorded by the American band Kool & the Gang for their 1979 album, Ladies' Night.[1] It was written by George Brown and Kool & the Gang, and produced by Eumir Deodato and Kool & the Gang.[1] The song reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Track listing[edit]

De-Lite Records - DE-802 - 6168.772:[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Too Hot" George M. Brown & Kool and the Gang 3:48
2. "Tonight's the Night" Ronald Bell 3:58

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Canada RPM 18
UK 23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Dance 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 11
U.S. Billboard R&B 3
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Rank
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 36

2004 version[edit]

In 2004, Kool & the Gang released The Hits: Reloaded album, which features their greatest hits performed by various artists.[5] "Too Hot" was recorded by British singer Lisa Stansfield and released as a promotional single from The Hits: Reloaded in selected European countries in September 2004.[6]

Track listings[edit]

European promotional CD single

  1. "Too Hot" (Kool & the Gang featuring Lisa Stansfield) – 4:32
  2. "Where Da Boogie At!" (Kool & the Gang featuring R.O.C. & Da Prince Hakim) – 3:39

Samples[edit]

"Too Hot" was sampled by Coolio in his 1995 song of the same name, on the album Gangsta's Paradise.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[7] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hanson, Amy. "Ladies Night". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Too Hot/Tonight's the Night". Discogs. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1980/Top 100 Songs of 1980". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  5. ^ Jeffries, David. "The Hits: Reloaded". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Kool & The Gang Featuring Lisa Stansfield – Too Hot". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 20 May 2015.