"Boogie Shoes" was part of the second (self-titled) KC & The Sunshine Band album, released in 1975. It was used as the B-side of the "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
" single in 1976, but got its biggest audience when it was used in the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever
and featured on the soundtrack. In 1978, with all things Fever
dominating the chart, it was released as a single, reaching #35 in the US.
KC bassist/songwriter Richard Finch, who wrote the song with lead singer Harry Wayne Casey, told Songfacts
: "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."