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Boogie Shoes

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KC & The Sunshine Band



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After their already phenomenal success, this song brought KC & The Sunshine Band to even greater fame after it became part of the soundtrack to the landmark film Saturday Night Fever. "Boogie Shoes" is still cited today as a memorable song of the Disco era. KC bassist/songwriter Richard Finch, who wrote the song with lead singer Harry Wayne Casey, told us: "I never expected that record was going to wind up going on a movie soundtrack. But Robert Stigwood was a movie guy and he thought to use that in a scene where the shoes were a very big part of this disco fa├žade thing that was coming out. Remember, back in the day it was all about high heeled rhinestone shoes, glimmering outfits and all that. We were also a part of that, we took advantage of it because it was the movement." (Here's our full Rick Finch interview.)
Films to use this song as part of the soundtrack include: Boogie Nights, 1997, Mallrats, 1995, and Detroit Rock City, 1999. In addition, it's appeared in the TV series Desperate Housewives and the short-lived (1998-2000) TV series Sports Night.
Fun Saturday Night Fever facts: It was a favorite film of the late film critic Gene Siskel, who saw it 17 times and bought John Travolta's white suit at a charity auction for $17,000. Parodies of the movie include a scene from Airplane!, a John Belushi sketch titled Samurai Night Fever, and The Goodies' episode Saturday Night Grease. And, this film is banned in Malaysia.
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Comments (1):

Still a rocking song almost forty years later. I'd love to see a new video made for this tune with a myriad of stars, famous dancers like Derek Hough and common folks pulling their shoes on and doing a little toe tappin'.
- Camille, Toronto, OH
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