Boogie Nights

Heatwave

About Boogie Nights

"Boogie Nights" is a 1977 single by international funk-disco group Heatwave. It was written by keyboardist Rod Temperton, and was included on Heatwave's debut album, Too Hot to Handle. Harpist Carla Skanger (London Symphony Orchestra) played the harp and American actor and singer Clarke Peters performed backing vocals on the recording.


Year:
1996
3:34
408 
#9

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Boogie nights oh
Boogie nights, oh

Boogie nights
Boogie nights

Boogie nights
Ain't no doubt we are here to party
Boogie nights
Come on now got to get it started

Dance with the boogie get high
'Cause boogie nights are always the best in town
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing

Boogie nights
Get that groove let it take you higher
Boogie nights
Make it move set this place on fire

Dance with the boogie get high
'Cause boogie nights are always the best in town
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing

(Party night)
Can you show that you know how to do it (Boogie nights)
Do it, do it
Party night
Settle down with the sound of the music (Boogie night)
Music, music

Boogie nights
Feels so right when you got the feeling
Boogie nights
Hold it tight get to keep on dealing

Dance with the boogie get high
'Cause boogie nights are always the best in town
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing
Boogie nights
Boogie nights
Boogie nights
Boogie nights

Dance with the boogie get high
'Cause boogie nights are always the best in town
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing
Got to keep on dancing
Keep on dancing
Boogie nights, oh
Boogie nights, oh
Boogie nights, oh
Boogie nights, oh
Boogie nights, oh
Boogie nights, oh
Boogie nights, oh

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Heatwave

Heatwave was an international funk/disco musical band featuring Americans Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio, Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards), Swiss Mario Mantese (bass), Czechoslovak Ernest "Bilbo" Berger (drums), Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar) and Briton Roy Carter (guitar). more »

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Written by: RODNEY LYNN TEMPERTON

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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13 facts about this song

Artist Facts
"Boogie Nights" was performed by Heatwave, a funk/disco band popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The band is notable for its mix of genres and a multinational lineup, with members from the UK, US, and Czech Republic.
Song Creation
"Boogie Nights" was written by Heatwave's keyboard player Rod Temperton, who later wrote several hits for Michael Jackson, including "Rock with You" and "Thriller."
Release Date
The song "Boogie Nights" was first released in January 1977.
Album Details
It was included as a track on Heatwave's debut album "Too Hot to Handle."
Chart Success
"Boogie Nights" was highly successful, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number 1 on the UK Singles Chart.
Song Recognition
"Boogie Nights" is widely recognized and has often been used in films and television programs, including being part of the soundtrack for the 1997 film of the same name, "Boogie Nights," directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Original Band Members
At the time of "Boogie Nights" release, the band included Johnnie Wilder Jr., Keith Wilder, Rod Temperton, Mario Mantese, Eric Johns, and Ernest Berger.
Genre Classification
"Boogie Nights" can be categorized under the genres of R&B, soul, funk, and disco.
Notable Cover
A notable cover of "Boogie Nights" was performed by KC and the Sunshine Band, another popular group known for their disco and funk hits.
Award Winning
While Heatwave never won a Grammy for "Boogie Nights," they did win a Soul Train Award in 1978 for Best Soul Single – Group for this outstanding song.
Duration
The song runs at a length of 5 minutes and 1 second, a typical duration for songs in the Disco genre.
Song Themes
The song contains themes of dance, nightlife, and partying, which were common topics in the Disco era.
Legacy
For many people, "Boogie Nights" is one of the defining songs of the Disco era and continues to be a favorite on oldies and disco-themed radio stations.

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