THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
893-KC and the Sunshine Band- (Shake, Shake, Shake,) Shake Your Booty.
1976-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 0.17.In the 21st Century they call it Twerking, but back in the 20th Century, it was called Shaking.
KC and the Sunshine Band were formed in Hialeah, Florida, U.S. in 1973, they were active until 1985, but then reformed in 1993, and released their last new music to date in 2019. Harry Wayne Casey, and Richard Finch met while both were employed at ‘TK. Records,’ the bands name comes from Casey’s surname, and the ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida.
In the states they achieved a remarkable five Billboard Number one singles, including this track, while in the UK ,their only chart topper, ‘Give It Up,’ from 1983, credited to KC and the Sunshine Band, but with no input from Richard Finch, is probably the song they are best remembered for.
Casey, and Finch also achieved great success, writing and producing for other artists including Betty Wright (1953-2020,) and George McCrae, whose ‘Rock Your Baby’ topped the charts in 51 different countries (see also best songs 64.)
‘Everybody get on the floor, let’s dance, don’t fight the feeling, give yourself a chance.’