Tuesday, August 14, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #55 - "Get Down Tonight" (1975)

A month or so ago, I featured George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby," the huge hit from 1974, in this spot.  Almost exactly a year after McCrae topped the charts, the band that backed him did exactly the same thing - and would go on to become a staple of disco for the next five years.

Although their first hit, I would argue that this remains their strongest song - not to mention one that really transcends the disco genre.  Sure, it's a great dance song, but you could say the same about a lot of classic rock 'n roll tunes.  After all, isn't that the point?

"Get Down Tonight," K.C. and the Sunshine Band, from the summer of 1975.

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