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Boogie Shoes by KC & The Sunshine Band

Album: Saturday Night Fever SoundtrackReleased: 1975Charted:
  • 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 façade 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: 2

On February 5th 1978, "Boogie Shoes" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; and seven weeks later on March 26th, 1978 it peaked at #35 {for 2 weeks} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
Between 1974 and 1979 the band had fifteen Top 100 records; six of them made the Top 10 with five reaching #1; "Get Down Tonight", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty", "I'm Your Boogie Man", and "Please Don't Go"...
The one Top 10 record that didn't make #1, "Keep It Comin' Love", just missed, it peaked at #2 for three weeks...
K.C., in a duet with Teri DeSario, reached #2 {for 2 weeks} with "Yes, I'm Ready" in 1980.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
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