Boogie Down

Eddie Kendricks

About Boogie Down

"Boogie Down" is a 1973 song recorded by Eddie Kendricks for Motown Records' Tamla label. The song was co-written by Leonard Caston, Jr., Anita Poree and Frank Wilson, the same songwriting team that had composed "Keep on Truckin'", Kendricks' first major hit as a solo artist. Caston and Wilson co-produced the song and the arrangement was handled by Caston, Wilson and David Van DePitte.


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Boogie  Boogie down baby  Ooo-uh, boogie  Baby, let's boogie down    I'm bad enough to make an other bad lie  I'm gonna hook you on a natural high  And I know I can satisfy, hey  I wanna love ya, baby, tonight    Ooh-hoo, tonight  Boo-hoo-hoo, boogie down    Hey, hey  Boogie  Boogie down, baby  Ooo, boogie  Baby, let's boogie down    Let's get it on, girl, don't hesitate  Let my love flood your water gate  Sweet lover, don't make me wait, hey  I wanna love ya, kiss, and hug ya, baby, tonight    Make ya feel alright  Boo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo, boogie down    Boogie down, boogie down, baby  Boogie down, boogie down, baby  Boogie, boogie down, baby  Boo-ooo-ooo-oo-gie, boogie down, baby    Boogie Hmm, have mercy  Boogie down, baby  Boo-ooo-ooo-ooo-gie , boogie down, baby    Boogie Ah, ha  Boogie down, baby  Boo-ooo-ooo-ooo-gie down  Boogie down, baby    Go downtown  Gonna mess around  Uh-huh-huh-huh, boogie down, uh-huh    Go downtown  Gonna mess around  Ah-ha-ha-ha, boogie down    Like a hound, gonna sniff around  Ah-ha-ha-ha, boogie down  I found a girl, love you up and down  Ah-ha-ha-ha, boogie down    Boogie  Boogie down, baby  Boo-oooo-ooo-ooo-gie down  Boogie down, baby    Boogie Hey, hey yall  Boogie down, baby  Boo-ooo-ooo-ooo-gie down  Boogie down, baby    Boogie ooh, huh, huh, huh, huh  Boogie down, baby  Boo-ooo-ooo-ooo-gie down  Boogie down, baby

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Eddie Kendricks

Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "Get Ready", and "Just My Imagination". As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 1970s, including the number-one single "Keep On Truckin'". more »

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11 facts about this song

Release Information
"Boogie Down" was released in November 1973 by the American soul singer Eddie Kendricks.
Chart Performance
The song performed well on the charts and reached the number-one spot on the Billboard’s Best Selling Soul Singles chart in February 1974.
Multiple Versions
There are two different versions of the song. One is the single version which lasted for 3:50 minutes. The other version is an extended version that ran for over 6:30 minutes.
Album Placement
It was included in Kendricks' 1974 studio album called "Boogie Down!"
It was written by Leonard Caston and Anita Poree – a writing duo that contributed to the success of several Motown artists.
Style of Music
"Boogie Down" is a perfect example of the disco and funk genres that were extremely popular in the 1970s.
The track was produced by Frank Wilson, an American songwriter and record producer who was involved in Motown.
Post-Group Success
The success of "Boogie Down" helped to establish Kendricks as a successful solo artist after he left the popular group, The Temptations, in 1971.
Kendricks' voice and the infectious beat of "Boogie Down" made it a dance hit, and it further popularized the emerging disco sound in the mid-70s.
Pop Culture
The song, decades later, is still a popular choice for radio stations specializing in classic rhythm and blues, soul, and disco music.
Later Remix
A remix of "Boogie Down" was later made by renowned house music producer, Joe Claussell.

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    Top Hot 100 Songs 1974

    Billboard #2



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