Celebration – Kool & The Gang

September 5, 2022

You’ve probably heard this hit single at sporting events or anywhere there is a party, as it is the perfect anthem for a good time. “Celebration” was written in collaboration by the entire Kool & The Gang band members. Surprisingly, the song was a result of a religious study session. This 1980 release reached the number 1 spot in 1981 and was able to maintain that position for several weeks. The Library of Congress selected “Celebration” for preservation in the National Recording Registry because of its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance.

Fun Facts

  • Koll & the Gang was founded in 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • The band released their first album in 1969 and later released “Celebration” in 1980.
  • “Celebration” was played when welcoming the 52 freed American hostages in 1981.
  • “Celebration” was also added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2021.
  • The single is also the band’s only song to reach the US Billboard Hot 100.
  • “Celebration” is the first track in the album Celebrate, released in 1980.

Lyrics 

Yahoo!

Celebration

Yahoo!

This is your celebration

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

There’s a party goin’ on right here

A celebration to last throughout the years

So bring your good times and your laughter too

We gonna celebrate your party with you

Come on now, celebration

Let’s all celebrate and have a good time

Celebration

We gonna celebrate and have a good time

It’s time to come together

It’s up to you, what’s your pleasure?

Everyone around the world come on!

Yahoo!

It’s a celebration

Yahoo!

Celebrate good times, come on!

(It’s a celebration)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

There’s a party goin’ on right here

A dedication to last throughout the years

So bring your good times and your laughter too

We gonna celebrate and party with you

Come on now, celebration

Let’s all celebrate and have a good time, yeah yeah

Celebration

We gonna celebrate and have a good time

It’s time to come together

It’s up to you, what’s your pleasure?

Everyone around the world come on!

Yahoo!

It’s a celebration

Yahoo!

It’s a celebration

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate come on now)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

We’re gonna have a good time tonight

Let’s celebrate, it’s all right

We’re gonna have a good time tonight

Let’s celebrate, it’s all right, baby

We’re gonna have a good time tonight

(Celebration)

Let’s celebrate, it’s all right

We’re gonna have a good time tonight

(Celebration)

Let’s celebrate, it’s all right

Yahoo!

Yahoo!

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(It’s a celebration)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

(Come on and celebrate tonight)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(‘Cause everything’s gonna be alright, let’s celebrate)

Celebrate good times, come on!

(Let’s celebrate)

Celebrate good times, come on!

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