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Billboard #1 Hits: #462: “Knock On Wood”- Amii Stewart. April 21, 1979. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ” Knock On Wood”- Amii Stewart
  • Record Company- Ariola America
  • Genre: Disco
  • Written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper
  • Time: 6:11
  • B-side:”When You Are Beautiful
  • Album- Knock On Wood
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

Amii Stewart was a one-hit wonder- and that one hit was a big one- going all the way to #1 in the spring of 1979. She had two other Hot 100 hits but neither of them threatened the Top 40. She was born in Washington, D.C in 1956 a disco singer- dancer and actress. “Knock On Wood’ was a disco remake of the Eddie Floyd single from 1966 which peaked at #28- but was a #1 R&B single. The original was of course far superior to the remake. In 1974 David Bowie remade the song and released it as a single in Europe- it make #10 in the UK Singles chart.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #462: “KNOCK ON WOOD”-AMII STEWART -APRIL 21, 1979

  1. I have to say while Amii Stewart’s voice is definitely strong, giving this great tune a disco spin, doesn’t work for me. I think Eddie Floyd’s original was far better. Looks like there are many artists who have covered this tune. Like Wilson Pickett. I will admit I really dig Pickett, so may be a bit biased here! 🙂

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