“(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” by KC and the Sunshine Band

One of the reasons why the younger generation doesn’t seem to ‘get’ the hatred directed at disco is that most of the truly terrible acts in the genre are simply forgotten now. Think about it…most of the Disco acts you actually still hear these days are the ones that have aged fairly well, such as the Bee Gees, ABBA, Donna Summer, Chic, Barry White…that sort of thing. KC and the Sunshine Band are actually something of a rarity…they’re one of the only absolutely awful Disco acts that are still remembered for more than one song. The only one of their songs that anyone will still admit to liking unironically is “That’s the Way I Like It”, and even it is questionable. This song, on the other hand, is without the slightest question the worst of their hits. The prototypical ‘booty-jam’, it has aged about as well as most of its descendants like “My Humps” or “Ms. New Booty”. There’s really not much else to say about it…it’s simply one of the stupidest hits of all time, and it’s not even creative in its stupidity, just juvenile and inane in the most simplistic way possible. To be fair, that’s a pretty accurate description of most of this band’s hits…they all seem to consist of little more than a title repeated over and over…but none of the others had quite such a moronic title to repeat.

Verdict: Bad.

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