Billboard #1 Hits: #497: ‘ Celebration’- Kool & The Gang- February 7, 1981. #1 for 2 weeks.
- Single: ‘ Celebration’- Kool & The Gang.
- Record Company-De-Lite
- Genre: Post-Disco
- Written by Kool and The Gang
- Time: 3:39
- B-side: ‘Morning Star’
- Album- Celebrate!
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #7 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and New Zealand.
Kool & The Gang’s signature song- and their only #1 hit in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart. Of course this is an overplayed song now which seems to find its way into every occasion.
Ron Bell co-founder of Kool & The Gang- on the origins of the song-
The initial idea came from the Quran I was reading the passage, where God was creating Adam, and the angels were celebrating and singing praises. That inspired me to write the basic chords, the line, ‘Everyone around the world, come on, celebration.”