Shake Your Groove Thing

December 31, 2021

“Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches & Herb is today’s song of the day.

Fun Facts

  • Herb is the shortened first name of Herbert Feemster.
  • Feemster (Herb) was discovered working in a record store by record producer Van McCoy who signed him to record solo records.
  • “Peaches” was the nickname of Francine Barker.
  • “Peaches” was part of a trio called The Darlettes, also signed by McCoy.
  • At McCoy’s suggestion, The Darlettes began recording duos with Feemster. One of those recordings, a remake of the 1934 hit “Let’s Fall in Love,” made its way onto the “B” side of the single “We’re In This Thing Together.”
  • It took a few more months for disc jockeys to begin playing “Let’s Fall in Love,” the song that launched the duo Peaches and Herb
  • After two years of success and rigorous touring, Barker left the duo and was replaced by Marlene Mack of The Jaynetts fame. Peaches and Herb retired from the act in 1970.
  • Herb Feemster was a police officer in Washington DC until 1976, when he decided to get the Peaches and Herb duo back together. With McCoy, Feemster chose Linda Greene, the third of a total of seven Peaches that would be part of the duo.
  • Greene and Feemster (Peaches and Herb) recorded seven albums.
  • “Shake Your Groove Thing” is on the album 2 Hot, the duo’s second album. The single achieved gold status and reached #5 Billboard’s Hot 100 in March 1979.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Shake it, shake it

Shake your groove thing,

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

Show ’em how we do it now

Let’s show the world we can dance

Bad enough to strut our stuff

The music gives us a chance

We do more out on the floor

Groovin’ loose or heart-to-heart

We put in motion every single part

Funky sounds wall to wall

We’re bumpin’ booties, havin’ us a ball, y’all

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

We got the rhythm tonight

All the rest know we’re the best

Our shadows crash in the light

Twistin’, turnin’, we keep burnin’

Shake it high or shake it low

We take our bodies where they wanna go

Feel that beat, never stop

Oh, hold me tight, spin me like a top

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

There’s nothing more that I’d like to do

Than take the floor and dance with you

Keep dancin’, let’s keep dancin’

Shake it, shake it

Shake it, shake it

Groovin’ loose or heart-to-heart

We put in motion every single part

Funky sounds wall to wall

We’re bumpin’ booties, havin’ us a ball, y’all

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah

Show ’em how we do it now, yeah

Shake it

Show ’em how we do it now, yeah

Shake it, shake it

Shake it

Doo, doo, doo, wow

Shake it

Doo, doo, doo, wow

Shake your groove thing

Shake your groove thing

Show ’em how we do it now

Let’s get on down

Show ’em how we do it now

Show ’em how we do it now

Whoo, ooh

Show ’em how we do it now

Shake your groove thing

Shake it, shake it

Shake it, shake it, a bumpin’ booty, now

Shake it, shake it

Shake it, shake it, a little freaky now

Shake it, shake it

A shake it, shake it, a do it to it, y’all

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