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This post-Disco upbeat dance song was Kool & the Gang's only American #1. It is commonly played at weddings, parties, sporting events and just about anywhere there is something to be celebrated.
This song was played to help welcome home the 52 freed American hostages from Iran in 1981. Three years later in 1984 it was played to hail presidential candidate Walter Mondale's nomination at the Democratic convention.
In 1992 a cover by Kylie Minogue reached #20 in the UK. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Wondering how this got in the "Songs with names of cities in the title" category? There is a city in Florida called Celebration. It's associated with Disney and is a bucolic tourist destination.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.