Album: Disco Duck (1976)
Charted: 6 1
  • Went to a party the other night
    All the ladies were treating me right
    Moving my feet to the disco beat
    How in the world could I keep my seat

    All of a sudden I began to change
    I was on the dance floor acting strange
    Flapping my arms I began to cluck
    Look at me, I'm the disco duck

    (Donald Duck voice) Ah get down mama, I've got to have me a woman, ha ha ha ha ha
    (backing singers) Disco, disco duck
    (Donald Duck voice) Got to have me a woman
    (backing singers) Disco, disco duck
    (Donald Duck voice) Oh get down mama
    (backing singers) Try your luck, don't be a cluck, disco
    (Donald Duck voice) Disco
    (backing singers) Disco
    (Donald Duck voice) Disco
    (backing singers) Disco
    (Donald Duck voice with backing singers) Disco
    (backing singers) Disco disco duck
    (Donald Duck voice) All right
    (backing singers) Disco disco duck
    (Donald Duck voice) Ah get down mama, oh mama shake your tail feather, ha ha ha ha ha

    When the music stopped I returned to my seat
    But there's no stoppin' a duck and his beat
    So I got back up to try my luck
    Why look

    (Donald Duck voice) Everybody's doin' the
    (Donald Duck voice with backing singers) Disco, disco duck
    (Donald Duck voice with backing singers) Disco, disco duck
    (backing singers) Try your luck
    (Donald Duck voice) Wave to me
    (backing singers) Don't be a cluck
    (Donald Duck voice) I'm so happy to be here
    (backing singers) Disco
    (Elvis voice) Thank you duck
    (backing singers) Disco
    (Elvis voice) For gettin' down
    (backing singers) Disco disco disco
    (Elvis voice) Thank you so very much
    (backing singers) Disco duck
    (Donald Duck voice) You're welcome
    (backing singers) Disco Disco Duck
    (backing singers) Try your luck, don't be a cluck, disco, disco, disco Writer/s: RICK DEES
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Comments: 16

  • Denver Yates from Burnet Texas I think the disco duck is number 1 it makes feel inside of me and I love hear the song
  • Dean from Birmingham, AlRick Dees was on the air in Birmingham, AL on one of the AM stations, 960 WERC, I believe it was, about a year before he recorded "Disco Duck." I liked him and this song!
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaWhy on Earth would playing this song get him fired as a DJ?!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 7th 1984, Los Angeles disc jockey Rick Dees replaced singer Marilyn McCoo as the host of the syndicated TV program 'Solid Gold'*...
    Exactly eight years earlier on September 7th, 1976 "Disco Duck (Part 1)" by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots was at #26 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, a little over three weeks later on October 10th it would peak at #1 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for almost a half-year {25 weeks}...
    As stated in Wayne of Ottawa's next post below, the group did have one other Top 100 record, "Dis-Gorilla (Part 1)", it entered the chart on January 9th, 1977 at position #77, and it remained on the Top 100 for six weeks, peaking at #56...
    * 'Solid Gold' aired from 1980 to 1988 with 332 original episodes.
  • Wayne from Ottawa'Disco Duck' was NOT Rick Dees' only recording. In fact, he followed up 'Disco Duck' with 'Dis-Gorilla' several months later, but unlike its smash-hit predecessor, it flopped on the charts.
  • Randy from Fayettevile, ArWoW! I'll never forget this silly hit song. When it was big on the charts in 1976, my girlfriend at the time Juicy Lucy kept wondering about the Donald Duck voice. Then, we got into some idiotic conversations about why Donald Duck doesn't wear trousers & why he hasn't been arrested for indecent exposure. Juicy Lucy wasn't wrapped too tightly, you see. Thankfully, all this idiocy ended once the record fell off the charts. But what a funny and crazy song it was. Novelty songs never make it on the charts these days. I wonder why?
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxIn 1982, the college I was attending conducted a survey of the students for their choice of the 10 worst songs of the 1970s. The top-10 vote getters were put into a beat-up old jukebox and dropped 300 feet from the top of a crane, with the #1 choice of them all playing as it fell. This song was the one. (Other finalists were ‘Muskrat Love’ and ‘Telephone Man.’)
  • Brad from Barry, TxDees also sang the title track to the 1979 Original Soundtrack of "Meatballs."
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI love this song! it's cute!
  • Eric from Budel-schoot, NetherlandsDisco Duck was inspired by "The Duck", recorded by Jackie Lee in 1965.
  • Garth from Los Angeles, CaRick WAS at WMPS! In fact, he was FIRED from that station for talking about and playing Disco Duck. Or so the story goes. Their control-freak program director couldn't handle Rick's sudden fame, so they canned him and cited some vague FCC rule. WHBQ, their cross-town rival, signed him up immediately and their ratings went through the roof. WMPS flamed out shortly thereafter.
  • David from Martin, TnRick Dees Was NOT at WMPS AM. He WAS at WHBQ AM radio in Memmphis!
  • Andrew from Birmingham, United StatesI know what you mean. I do hear Donald Duck in this disco hit. I always crack up when I hear this song. I'm a fan of disco. If I were a duck, I'd try to act the same way as the Disco Duck. The intro sounds like the Star-Wars-laser-gun-firing sound being harnessed through a PC Speaker. That's hyper-funky with the duck voice that cracks me up. "Disco Duck" definitely deserves to be on the disco list's top ten. Mr. Dees, you rock!! Disco pride!!
  • Musicmama from New York, NyDorothy Parker once said that the problem with practical jokes is that they sometimes get elected. Or they become #1 hits. Such is the case with this one. To all the pollsters who rated it the worst song of all time, I say: Relax! This is about as harmful as anything "Weird Al" did! At least it's not a bad song with pretenses that was made by some pompous, talentless twerp who thought he was creating Art (Yes, with a capital A) or who are simply inept.
  • Darrell from EugeneThe lyrics of this song remind me of the first and only time that I danced disco. Despite my long sideburns, pompadour toupee and Elvis-style polyester suit, I essentially had two left feet, and since I was dead drunk half the time, my movements were more akin to those of a jellyfish than those of John Travolta. I still have the Elvis suit, and I have performed the occasional (rather embarassing) Elvis impersonation several times since 1976.
  • Dick from Thousand Oaks, CaRick Dees is back on the air in the LA area. A former country station has changed to "Movin-93.9" with Dees as the morning DJ.
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