Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band

December 11, 2021

Considered a disco/funk classic, “Boogie Shoes” is a song by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. 

First appearing on the band’s 1975 KC and the Sunshine Band album, the song reached its peak and became a hit after its appearance on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. 

Fun Facts:

  • The song uses the standard ragtime music progression of the sixteen-bar blues, and is common with many of KC and the Sunshine Band’s music.  
  • While Saturday Night Fever dominated the charts, Boogie Shoes was released as an A-side single and reached number 35 in the United States. 
  • It is one of the fifteen Top 100 records the band had during the 1970s.
  • Numerous films have used this song, some of which include: Boogie Nights (1997), Detroit Rock City (1999), and Mallrats (1995).
  • While the song was also released on the B-side of their 1976 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, it was 1978 when Boogie Shoes cracked the top 40.
  • It has been sampled by several artists, including the Bloodhound Gang, Trick Daddy, and Alex Chilton.
  • Boogie Shoes spent ten weeks on the top 100 of 1978.
  • The song has experienced another revival, as multiple television shows have used it, including Flash Forward, Sports Night, Desperate Housewives, and most recently, Pose.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

Girl, to be with you is my favorite thing, yeah

Uh huh

And I can’t wait til I see you again,

Yeah, yeah, ah ha ah ha

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes

Just to boogie with you, yeah

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes just to boogie with you, uh huh

I want to it it ’til the sun comes up

Uh huh, and I want to do it ’til

I can’t get enough, yeah, yeah

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes

Just to boogie with you,

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes just to boogie with you

Oh yeah, boogie down boogie down

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes

Just to boogie, with you, yeah

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes just to boogie with you, yeah

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes just to boogie with you, yeah

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes just to boogie with you,

I want to put on my my my my my

Boogie shoes just to boogie with you, yeah

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