Get up Offa That Thing

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"Get Up Offa That Thing" is a song written and performed by James Brown. It was released in 1976 as a two-part single (the B-side, titled "Release the Pressure", is a continuation of the same song). It reached #4 on the R&B chart, briefly returning Brown to the Top Ten after a year's absence, and #45 on the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to its chart success, the song became Brown's biggest hit of the late 1970s. The song's lyrics urge listeners to "Get up offa that thing / and dance 'til you feel better. " Due to his troubles with the IRS for failure to pay back taxes, Brown credited authorship of the song to his wife Diedre and their daughters, Deanna and Yamma Brown. 


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Ahhooww
Hey
We're collecting money here
That's right, we're talking to you
C'mon now, I need that money
Not fooling with you, c'mon girls
Just do what I do

Get up offa that thing
And dance till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
Just try to release the pressure
Sing
Get up offa that thing
Go ahead Girl
Dance till you feel better
Babe, get up offa that thing
Try to release the pressure

Calling out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancing in the street
We're dancing in Chicago
Down in New Orleans
In New York City
All we need is music
Sweet, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swinging, swaying
And records playing
We're dancing in the Street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So c'mon
Every guy grab a girl
Everywhere around the world
There'll be dancing
We're dancing in the street
This is an invitation
Across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There'll be swinging, swaying
And records playing
We're dancing in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So c'mon
Every guy grab a girl
Everywhere around the world
We'll be dancing
We're dancing in the street
This is an invitation
Across the nation
A chance for folks to meet

Get up offa that thing
I said get up offa that thing
Get up offa that thing
I said get up offa that thing

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James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. more »

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Written by: DEANNA BROWN, DEIDRA YVONNE JENKINS, YAMMA BROWN

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