Jungle Boogie

Kool & the Gang

About Jungle Boogie

"Jungle Boogie" is a funk song recorded by Kool & the Gang for their 1973 album Wild and Peaceful. It reached number four as a single and became very popular in nightclubs. Billboard ranked it as the number 12 song for 1974, despite there being as many as 36 #1 singles that year. The song's spoken main vocal was performed by the band's roadie Don Boyce. An instrumental version of the tune with an overdubbed flute part and additional percussion instruments titled "Jungle Jazz" appeared on the album Spirit of the Boogie. The song is noted for the Tarzan yell heard at the song's end and the grunting, panting and scatting heard throughout. 


Year:
1996
3:04
96 

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Get Down, Get Down 
Get Down, Get Down 
(6x) 

Jungle Boogie 
Jungle Boogie 
(Get It On) 
Jungle Boogie 
Jungle Boogie 
(Get It On) 
Jungle Boogie 
Jungle Boogie 
Jungle Boogie 
(Get Down With The Boogie) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Come & Shake It Around) 

Jungle Boogie 
(Help & Get Down) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Boogie Baby) 
Jungle Boogie 
(The Boogie) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Uhhuhuhhhu) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Get Down) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Get Boogie) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Let Me Jump In) 
Jungle Boogie 
(Down With The Boogie) 
Get Down Get Down 
Get Down Get Down 
(10x) 

Uh, Yea 
Feel The Funk Ya'll 
Let Me Feel The Load 

Get Down With The Boogie 
I'm Gonna Knock With The Jungle Boogie 
Get Down 
Get Down With The Boogie Say 
Uhgh 
Get Down Say Uhgh 
Get Down Say Ugh 
Till You Feel It Ya'll 
Get Down Ya'll 
Get Down 
Get Funky Ya'll 
With The Get Down

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Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang is an American jazz, R&B, soul, and funk group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey. more »

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Written by: ROBERT BELL, RONALD BELL, RONALD NATHAN BELL, DONALD BOYCE, DONALD WESLEY BOYCE, GEORGE BROWN, ROBERT MICKENS, ROBERT SPIKE MICKENS, CLAYDES SMITH, DENNIS THOMAS, RICHARD WESTFIELD, RICHARD ALLEN WESTFIELD

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12 facts about this song

Release
"Jungle Boogie" was released as a single in November 1973.
Album Contribution
The song is a track from the album "Wild and Peaceful."
Chart Performance
"Jungle Boogie" reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Music Genre Classification
The song, like much of Kool & the Gang's work, is considered funk and R&B music.
Recognition
"Jungle Boogie" was ranked number 121 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
Popular Culture
The song has been used in several films, including "Pulp Fiction," "Saturday Night Fever," and "The Nutty Professor."
Song Composition
This track stands out for its heavy bass line and unique vocal chant, which offers a strong jungle vibe, hence the title.
Sample Usage
The song's bridges have been widely sampled in other songs, particularly in hip-hop and electronic music.
Cover Versions
Over the years, the song has been covered by several artists, such as Redman, who sampled it for his 1992 song "Blow Your Mind."
Grammy Hall of Fame
In 2017, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Song's Influence
The song made an enormous impact on the music world, helping define the funk genre and influencing a whole generation of artists.
Band Composition
At the time of "Jungle Boogie" release, Kool & the Gang included several members, Robert "Kool" Bell being on bass, with his brother, Ronald, on the tenor saxophone, amongst other members.

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