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.