Release Date

January 1, 1976

“(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” is a song recorded and released in 1976 by KC and the Sunshine Band for the album Part 3. The song became their third number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as their third number-one on the Hot Soul Singles chart. The song was met with a degree of controversy, since the lyrics were interpreted or likely speculated by many as having sexual connotations. According to KC, it had a lot more meaning and depth. During his performance he would witness the entire crowd having a good time except for some minority.

The song inspired people to “get off their can and get out there and do it”. The B-side of “Shake Your Booty” is “Boogie Shoes”, which later became a hit on its own after it appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977 and then having its own release as a single in early 1978, becoming a top 40 hit in several countries including the UK and US. The chorus consists of the title expression with shake appearing eight times.