Shake Your Booty

May 23, 2022

Soul Train Shake Your Booty KC & Sunshine Band

Today’s song is “Shake Your Booty” by KC & the Sunshine Band. 

Richard Finch and Harry Wayne Casey learned much from watching people in clubs. In 1974, they used to sneak into Miami clubs and noticed what songs were tearing up dancefloors and becoming enormously popular in clubs. Accordingly, they wrote and produced George McCrae’s “Rock Your Baby,” which became the first #1 single made with discos in mind. In 1976, they noticed that many people were shaking their booties, thus producing a hit that encouraged people to shake their booty.

Song Facts: 

  • “Shake Your Booty” was the third of five US number 1 hits by KC & The Sunshine Band.
  • All hits of KC & The Sunshine Band were written by Rick Finch (who was their bass player and producer) and Harry Wayne Casey (KC) (who was their lead singer/keyboard player).
  • According to Rick Finch, Shake Your Booty was inspired by dance moves that the group had witnessed in clubs. KC & The Sunshine Band tailored their songs to disco. 
  • While they were performing, they paid attention to the audience—people’s body language and body movements. Afterward, they tried to transfer the experience to the next production—that’s how they did “Shake Your Booty.” They returned to the studio with freshly captured energy and recorded the hit without thinking too much.
  • “Shake Your Booty” was the band’s third #1 song on the Hot Soul Singles chart. 
  • The B-side song was “Boogie Shoes,” which gained popularity and was used in the film Saturday Night Fever. 

Lyrics

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, ooh

Shake shake, shake shake

Shake your booty, ooh

Shake shake, shake shake 

Come on your bootyShake shake, shake shake

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