Shake Your Groove Thing

"Shake Your Groove Thing"

A-side label of U.S. vinyl release
Single by Peaches & Herb
from the album 2 Hot
B-side "All Your Love (Give It Here)"
Released December 1978
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Length 5:45 (Album version)
3:25 (7" version)
6:35 (12″ version)
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
Peaches & Herb singles chronology
"The Sound of Silence"
"Shake Your Groove Thing"
Alternative cover
Dutch release

"Shake Your Groove Thing" is a song by disco duo Peaches & Herb. The single reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. It also reached No. 2 for four weeks on the Billboard Disco chart in 1978. The song spent 22 weeks on the American charts, and became a Gold record.

The song was their first return to the charts in seven years. During the hiatus, the third 'Peaches,' Linda "Peaches" Green, was chosen.

"Shake Your Groove Thing" has been featured prominently in many films such as An Extremely Goofy Movie, Monster, Shrek Forever After, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Connie and Carla, Marock, and The Country Bears,[1] Everybody Wants Some!! as well as in an advertisement campaign by Intel in the late 1990s.

It has also appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on the fictional radio station K109 The Studio.

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1979) Peak
Australia [2] 13
Canada [3] 5
Netherlands 22
UK [4] 26
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Disco chart 2
U.S. Billboard R&B chart 4
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[5] 5

Chart (1994) Peak
Australia [6] 71
UK [4] 99

Year-end charts

Chart (1979) Rank
Australia [7] 99
Canada [8] 38
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [9] 31
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [10] 50

Cover versions


  1. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives: Australian Chart Book. p. 231. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  3. 1 2 "shake+your+groove+thing | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  4. "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 18 Dec 1994". (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  5. Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  6. "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  7. "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  8. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked". Official Website. Majesco Entertainment. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  9. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version): Alvin And The Chipmunks: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2012-04-23.

Other sources

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