Billboard #1 Hits: #346: “Kung Fu Fighting”- Carl Douglas. December 7, 1974. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Kung Fu Fighting”- Carl Douglas
- Record Company-Disco
- Genre: Disco
- Written by Carl Douglas
- Time: 3:15
- B-side:”Gamblin’ Man”
- Album- Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #1 in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, #1 in UK Singles Chart.
It’s incredible looking back on it- that this single was so popular- look at the list above of countries where it was #1. There must have been a bad taste bug going around in 1974. Carl Douglas a Jamaican drummer- had his moment of fame- it was his only hit. The TV show Kung Fu was also on at this time- maybe that helped the popularity of this turd, I don’t know.