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KC and The Sunshine Band Shake Your Booty

Disco Music

The song was written by the groups bass player and producer Rick Finch and their lead singer and keyboardist Harry Wayne Casey (the eponymous KC of the Sunshine Band). They were inspired by watching people dance at the clubs. The dance The Bump was popular at the time, and Finch said, “every once in a while you’d see someone break loose and shake their booty like Jell-O. We figured, okay, how do you write about this?” This song was the third of five #1 hits for them. “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” was released on  their 1976 album Part 3 as well as a single, backed with “Boogie Shoes.” (That song had been released on their 1975 album titled KC and The Sunshine Band. It became very popular after it was featured in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.)

The song charted internationally in 1976. It went to #1 on the U.S billboard Hot 100, U.S. Hot Soul Singles, U.S. Cash Box, and U.S. Record World, and in Canada. It was in the Top 20 in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden. It was #22 in the U.K. and #23 in Germany.

KC and the Sunshine Band formed in Hialeah, Florida in 1973. The KC refers to Harry Wayne Casey. The sunshine part refers to Florida, which is known as the sunshine state. On the album Part 3 were Harry Wayne Casey (keyboards, vocal), Jerome Smith (guitar), Richard Finch (bass , drums, percussion), Robert Johnson (drums), Fermin  Goytisolo (percussion), Oliver C. Brown (percussion), Ken Faulk (trumpet), Vinnie Tanno (trumpet), Mike Lewis (tenor sax), Whit Sidener (baritone sax). On background vocals were Beverly Champion, Margaret Reynolds, and Jeanette Williams.  The lineup for the band has changed over the years. They continue to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to is “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty by KC and The Sunshine Band:

Everybody, get on the floor, let’s dance
Don’t fight the feeling, give yourself a chance

Shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty
Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty

Oh, you can, you can do it very well
You’re the best in the world, I can tell

Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty
Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty, oh yeah

Shake shake, shake shake
Oh, shake shake, shake shake

Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty
Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty

Oh, shake shake, shake shake
Shake your booty, oh, don’t fight the feeling
Shake shake, shake shake
Shake your booty, oh, give yourself a chance
Shake shake, shake shake
Shake shake, shake your booty
You can do it, do it
Shake shake, shake shake
Shake your booty, come on, come on now
Shake shake, shake shake
Shake your booty, oooh
Shake shake, shake shake
Shake your booty, ooh brothers and sisters
Shake shake, shake shake
Shake your booty, do your duty
Come on
Shake shake, shake shake

For another song by KC and the Sunshine Band: “Get Down Tonight.”

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