Last week I inadvertently started a new weekly series on this blog: Friday afternoon dance tune.
I won’t be posting any of the usual dance suspects, i.e. anything produced by will.i.am. Instead, I’ll feature a “lesser-known” song from music’s past to get your hips shaking and ready to boogie for the weekend.
This week’s song is George McCrae’s excellent early disco track: Rock Your Baby.
Interesting song facts:
- It was a massive international hit, reaching #1 in 51 country and selling over 10 million copies.
- Penned by Richard Finch and Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band. It was actually recorded as a demo for the band and McCrae happened to be in the studio, recorded the vocals and the rest is, well… disco history.
- John Lennon used the song’s chord progression in his 1974 single Whatever Gets You Thru the Night .
There’s nothin’ to it. Just say you wanna do it. Open up your heart and let the lovin’ start.