Roof raising is at its peak when Luke's song hits #1, having shown up in rap music for the past decade, starting around the time Public Enemy released their 1987 song "Raise the Roof" on their debut album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show
. It shows up even earlier in pop, with The Music Explosion claiming, "When you raise the roof with your rock 'n roll, you'll get a lot more kicks with a little bit o' soul," on their 1967 hit "Little Bit O' Soul
." Lionel Richie picked it up in 1984 on "All Night Long (All Night)
," singing, "The time has come to raise the roof and have some fun."