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"
Genre Disco, R&B, soul
Label De-Lite
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Eumir Deodato and Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang singles chronology
"Ladies' Night"
(1979)
"Too Hot"
(1980)
"Celebration"
(1980)
"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
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lisa Stansfield singles chronology
"All Around the World" (Norty Cotto Mixes)
(2003) String Module Error: Match not found2003
"Too Hot"
(2004) Too Hot2004
"Easier"
(2004) Easier2004

"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
U.S. Cash Box [5] 50

2004 version[edit]

In 2004, Kool & the Gang released The Hits: Reloaded album, which features their greatest hits performed by various artists.[6] "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.[7]

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)[8] 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. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1980". Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-13.  . Cash Box magazine.
  6. ^ Jeffries, David. "The Hits: Reloaded". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Kool & The Gang Featuring Lisa Stansfield – Too Hot". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 20 May 2015.