Get Up And Boogie (That’s Right) – Silver Convention | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop(#2) and R&B (#5) ; 1976

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

When musician/arranger Silvester Levay and record producer Michael Kunze, caught the dance buzz after visiting several Munich, Germany discotheques, they set about creating a hit of their own.

The end result was Save Me – credited to Silver Convention – an infectious tune that filled the floors of European clubs. In reality Silver Convention was a front name for anonymous studio singers who also lent their vocals to Fly, Robin, Fly. Robin flew up the U.S. pop chart and landed as the #2 single of 1975.

However, when it came time for a follow-up single, the singers balked at continuing as unknowns. So Levay and Kunze hired Penny McLean, Linda Thompson, and Ramona Wolf to “be” Silver Convention, and it was this trio that toured behind the success of the next hit, Get Up And Boogie.

Standing in the way of back-to-back #1’s for SC was one Paul McCartney, whose group Wings held Boogie at #2 behind his own Silly Love Songs.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Stephan Prager

Lyrics Written by:

  • Sylvester Levay
  • Stephan Prager