KC & the Sunshine Band

Get Down Tonight

Song Review by

K.C. & the Sunshine Band leader Harry Wayne Casey knew he had something special as he repeatedly listened to the sped-up guitar lines that were the intro for "Get Down Tonight." As he and the rest of the band left for a European tour, Casey was sure that the track would be the one that would give them their pop breakthrough. Co-written with band co-founder Richard Finch, "Get Down Tonight" packed the floor at disco clubs before picking up R&B radio play. The track captures the crackling, carefree feel of the '70s and early disco. "Get Down Tonight" went to number one R&B and number one pop in the summer of 1975, beginning a string of hits for one of the biggest bands of the '70s.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Billboard Top Hits: 1975 1975
Various Artists
Rhino 3:12
KC and the Sunshine Band 1975 Collectors' Choice Music 5:17
No Image 1976
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution
Part 3 1976 Collectors' Choice Music 0:00
No Image 1976
Various Artists
Ronco Silver
No Image 197? Jayboy
Greatest Hits [TK] 1980
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 1980 Hollywood
The Best of KC and the Sunshine Band 1990 Rhino 3:13
Get Down Tonight: Best of T.K. Records 1990
Various Artists
Rhino 3:14
The Best of the Sound of Sunshine 1991
Various Artists
Hot Productions 5:19
Son of Super Bad 1991
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:04
Sounds of the Seventies: 1975 - Take Two 1991
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:13
No Image 1992
Various Artists
Rhino 0:00
The Disco Years, Vol. 3: Boogie Fever 1992
Various Artists
Rhino 3:15
Disco Party: The Best of the TK Collection 1993
Various Artists
Collectables 5:27
Disco Fever [K-Tel] 1994
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:11
At Midnight: Tk Dance Classics Remixed for the '90's 1994
Various Artists
Fader 9:10
The Best Disco in Town, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
Hippo / Hip-O 4:05
Billboard Top Hits: 1975-1979 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 3:12
Only Dance: 1975-1979 1995
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 3:14
Disco Nights, Vol. 4: Disco Groups 1995
Various Artists
Rebound Records 5:23
Greatest Dance Hits 1995 Curb 3:11
The Best of KC & the Sunshine Band [Rhino 1995] 1995 Rhino 3:13
Everybody Dance Now 1996
Various Artists
Castle Music Ltd. 3:12
Last Supper [TVT] 1996
Original Soundtrack
TVT 3:08
Only Rock 'N Roll 1975-1979: #1 Radio Hits 1996
Various Artists
Rhino / JCI Associated Labels 3:11
Jock Jams, Vol. 2 1996
Various Artists
Tommy Boy 3:06
Hotel de Love 1997
Original Soundtrack
Milan 3:12
Non-Stop Disco, Vol. 1 1997
Various Artists
Polygram 4:49
Sports Rock [Rhino Flashback] 1997
Various Artists
Flashback Records / Rhino Flashback 3:14
Rock 'N Roll Relix: 1974-1975 1997
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution / Eclipse Music Group 3:16
Rock 'N Roll Relix: 1970-1978 1997
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution / Eclipse Music Group 3:16
No Image 1997 Rhino
Disco: The Best Album in the World...Ever! 1997
Various Artists
Virgin
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:20
Basketball's Greatest Hoop Hits 1998
Various Artists
Rhino
Get Dancin' 1998
Various Artists
Double Play Records 3:09
The President's Greatest Hits 1998
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:13
Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 3:13
Let's Party 1998 EMI Music Distribution 3:12
70's Disco Ball Party Pack 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 5:17
Dance Remixes 1998 Rhino 5:40
New York Rangers Greatest Hits 1998
Various Artists
Alphabet City 3:06
Body Moves: Non-Stop Disco Workout, Vol. 2 1998
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / Rebound Records 1:59
DJ Don's Party Mix: Dance Party 1999
Various Artists
Power Records (Fitness / Dance) 3:12
Disco Box 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 3:13
The Very Best of KC & the Sunshine Band 1999 Parlophone / WPCR 5:14
Budweiser Presents: Frank & Louie's Greatest Hits 1999
Various Artists
TVT 3:08
Collector's Edition: Disco 1999
Various Artists
A M W Music 3:16
25th Anniversary Edition 1999 Rhino 9:08
That '70s Show Presents That '70s Album: Jammin' 1999
Various Artists
Volcano Records 3:12
PremEARS, Vol. 1: Music from the Disney Channel Original Movies 1999
Various Artists
Hollywood 3:11
Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo 1999
Original Soundtrack
Hollywood 3:13
Greatest Hits [Intercontinental] 1999 Intercontinental Records 3:13
Best of KC & the Sunshine Band [Disky] 1999 Double Play Records 4:06
20 Greatest Hits [Excelsior] 1999 Excelsior Recordings 3:13
Totally Pop [1999] 2000
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:11
The Best Disco in Town [Box] 2000
Various Artists
Disky 3:10
Disco's Greatest Hits 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 3:14
Radio's Greatest Hits: The '70s 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 3:12
Minnesota Timberwolves: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 2001
Various Artists
Alphabet City Sports Records / Alphabet City 3:07
Utah Jazz: Feed the Fever 2001
Various Artists
Alphabet City Sports Records / Alphabet City 3:10
Jammin' Oldies 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:13
Instant Party: Hot! Hot! Hot! 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:10
70's Disco Generation: Boogie Fever 2001
Various Artists
Disky 3:11
VH1 Behind the Music: The KC & the Sunshine Band Collection 2001 Rhino 3:12
Totally Sensational 70's: 1973-1976 2001
Various Artists
EMI 3:11
Shake Your Booty 2001 Music Deluxe (UK) 3:12
Disco Nights [MCA Special Products] 2001 Crimson Productions 0:00
Tom Joyner Presents: The Old School Mix Returns 2002
Various Artists
Rhino 3:00
Get Down Tonight: The Best of Disco 2002
Various Artists
Flashback Records / Rhino 3:13
Twogether Disco 2002
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:11
The Essentials 2002 Rhino / WSM 3:12
The In-Laws 2003
Original Soundtrack
Rhino / Bulletproof 3:13
Back 2 Back 2004 The Masters 3:13
Funk Hits 2005
Various Artists
Double Play Records 3:15
20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Disco, Vol. 2 2006
Various Artists
Universal 3:12
Get Ready, Here Come the '70s 2007
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 3:12
The TK Years 2009 EMI Music Distribution 5:20
100 Hits RTL: Disco Show 2009
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:11
No Image Rhino 9:08
No Image
Various Artists
Razor & Tie
No Image
Various Artists
Allegro