KC And The Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty

(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty – KC And The Sunshine Band | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#1) 1976; R&B (#1 for 4 weeks)

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

When KC And The Sunshine Band’s Shake Your Booty reached #1 on America’s Pop record charts, they became the first artist since the Beatles to do so three times in less than a year. In addition, Booty – along with the two previous #1 singles – also topped the R&B chart. Not bad for an integrated “disco” band from Florida! With Booty, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey directed his lyrics at the one or two audience members at every concert who were reluctant to let go. KC disagrees with critics who dismissed Booty as frivolous. Still, Booty‘s deep “meaning” may be a bit hard to hear in between the 90+ “shake’s” he sings in just over three minutes. By the way, that “guitar” heard in Booty is really a clavinet played in a higher than normal octave.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2023 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Harry Wayne Casey
  • Richard Finch

Lyrics Written by:

  • Harry Wayne Casey
  • Richard Finch


  • Nominated Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus at the 1977 Grammy Awards
  • Top 40 Weekly Top Songs of the 70s Chart Position: #74