The Loco-Motion

Album: Shinin' On (1974)
Charted: 1
  • Everybody's doing a brand-new dance, now
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance now
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    My little baby sister can do it with me
    It's easier than learning your A-B-C
    So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me
    You gotta swing your hips, now

    Come on
    Jump up
    Jump back
    Well, now, I think you've got the knack
    Wow, wow

    Now that you can do it, let's make a chain, now
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    A chug-a chug-a motion like a railroad train, now
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    Do it nice and easy, now, don't lose control
    A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul

    Come on, come on
    And do the Loco-motion with me

    Move around the floor in a Loco-motion
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    Do it holding hands if you get the notion
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)

    There's never been a dance that's so easy to do
    It even makes you happy when you're feeling blue
    So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me

    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    So come on, come on and do the Loco-motion with me
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    So come on, come on and do the Loco-motion with me
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
    (Come on baby, do the loco-motion)

Comments: 11

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 3rd 1974, 'The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk* entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #82; and eight weeks later on April 28th, 1974 it peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks} and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on May 11th, 1974 it also reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on the Canadian RPM 100 chart...
    Was track three from the quartet's eighth studio album, 'Shinin' On', and the album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    One other track from the album also made the Top 100; "Shinin' On" reached #11 on August 18th, 1974...
    * It was their third release under the name 'Grand Funk', for their first ten charted records they were known as 'Grand Funk Railroad.'
  • Camille from Toronto, OhNever cared for this version of the Locomotion.....too slow and draggy feeling. GFR rocks on "We're An American Band"
  • Don Hertel from Dover, NjI had heard that the Grand Funk version was actually inspired by a similar version by the band Christopher Milk.
  • Harold from San Bernadino, CaMaddie,WA-----i like this version better too, alittle bit more edgy than little Eva.
  • Yvonne from Hastings, MnBest story I heard was when the band got to play it for Little Eva. How cute is that?
  • Michael from Fayetteville, NcOnly R/R song to go to #1 for 3 acts. Little Eva, GFR and Kylie Minogue
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaAnother great Funk cover..."Feelin' Alright".
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI like the original better, but this version is great. It's different than most Grandfunk stuff.
  • L.a. from Washington,, DcNo doubt Grand Funk took and classic and made it more classic. The song sounded good in the studio and it sounded good live. Wish Tod Rundren had produced more of their stuff.
    I too liked their version better than the original.
  • James from Ragin' Rochester, NyEven better than late comers - Van Halen
    A local Oldies station uses the promotion; best hits of the '60's (riff from little Eva version)
    the '70's (same riff from Grand Funk cover)
    and the '80's (same riff from Van Halen cover)
    Truly a timeless classic.
  • Maddie from Yakima, WaI like this version better than the original.
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