BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #375: “GET DOWN TONIGHT”- K.C. AND THE SUNSHINE BAND – AUGUST 30, 1975

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Billboard #1 Hits: #375: “Get Down Tonight”- K.C. And The Sunshine Band. August 30, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Get Down Tonight”- K.C. And The Sunshine Band
  • Record Company- TK
  • Genre: Disco
  • Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
  • Time: 3:20
  • B-side: “You Don’t Know”
  • Album- K.C. And The Sunshine Band
  • Grade: F
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #21 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

In the mid-90’s my friend Wolfgang- who is a fan of K.C. And The Sunshine Band had a discussion on them- and he said that one day they would make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We made a bet. I said there was no way. I can’t recall what we bet- and I don’t know how I will ever collect on that bet since we didn’t put a time limit on it. It’s been twenty-five years since we bet- if I remembered what we bet I think it would be time to collect. K.C. And The Sunshine Band- were even worse than The Osmonds at least The Osmonds gave us “Crazy Horses.” As a lyricist Harry Wayne Casey never had Bob Dylan losing any sleep over being passed up on the great songwriter list. My three year old nephew could probably write better lyrics than Casey. The emergence of K.C. And The Sunshine Band in the mid 70’s a low point in the decade.

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