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Mother Popcorn by James Brown

Album: It's A MotherReleased: 1969Charted:
  • James Brown's performances were legendary, and the man could dance. The Popcorn was the name of one of his dances, and he capitalized on it by creating songs he could do the dance to. Besides this track, Brown also recorded "The Popcorn," "Low Down Popcorn," and "Let a Man Come in and Do the Popcorn." Brown also created a song around a dance craze with "Mashed Potatoes." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
  • Brown was a huge influence on Prince, and in Prince's song "Gett Off," he mentions Brown and sings some lyrics taken from this song: "I like 'em fat, I like 'em proud, you gotta have a mother for me."
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On June 8th 1969, "Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me)" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; six weeks later on July 20th, 1969 it would peak at #11{for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 12 weeks...
And on July 27th, 1969 it reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles...
It was directly preceded on the Top 100 by "The Popcorn" {#30 Top 100 & #11 R&B} and then succeeded by "Lowdown Popcorn" {#41 Top 100 and #16 R&B}...
And later in 1969 on Nov. 2nd his “Let a Man Come In and Do the Popcorn (Part 1)” would peak at #21 on the Top 100 {#2 on the R&B chart}
'The Godfather of Soul' passed away on Christmas Day of 2006 at the age of 73...
May he R.I.P.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Aerosmith, of course, did a notable cover of this tune on their "Live:Bootleg" albumTerry - Wickford, Ri