KC & the Sunshine Band

(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty

Composed by Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey / Richard Finch

Song Review by

To Harry Wayne Casey, "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty"'s message wasn't exclusively aimed at the posterior. He felt that it could also be interpreted as "motivational music": "Get off your duff, get going and do what you feel is the best that you can do." Whatever the subtext, Casey didn't think that the song would be a hit. He got the basic song idea after seeing audience members who seemed to feel self-conscious about dancing in front of their friends. "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" kept shaking it up at number one R&B for five weeks and made it to number one pop in the summer of 1976. It was adapted for a Nestle Tollhouse Cookie TV ad ("shake, shake, shake, shake your cookie") that aired in spring 2000.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Part 3 1976 Collectors' Choice Music 3:06
Greatest Hits [TK] 1980
The Best of KC and the Sunshine Band 1990 Rhino 0:00
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 1990 Hollywood
The Disco Years, Vol. 1: Turn the Beat Around 1990
Various Artists
Rhino 3:08
Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 - Take Two 1991
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:05
No Image 1992
Various Artists
Rhino 0:00
Discomania [K-Tel 1993] 1993
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:02
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Life Times & Music 3:06
A Future to This Life 1995 Pyramid Records / Rhino 3:04
Greatest Dance Hits 1995 Curb 3:09
The Best of KC & the Sunshine Band [Rhino 1995] 1995 Rhino 3:07
Rock On 1976 1996
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:07
Music for Your Party 1996
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:02
DJ Disco Mix 1997
Various Artists
Simitar Distribution 3:06
1976: 20 Original Chart Hits 1997
Various Artists
A Time To Remember 3:00
Disco Hits: Shake Your Booty 1997
Various Artists
Flashback Records / Rhino Flashback 3:08
Shake, Shake, Shake and Other Hits 1997 Flashback Records / Rhino Flashback 3:06
Rock On: 1975-1979 1997
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:07
Pure Disco, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Polydor / Polygram 3:08
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Excelsior Recordings
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:08
Get Dancin' 1998
Various Artists
Double Play Records 3:11
Party Favorites [Intercontinental] 1998
Various Artists
Intercontinental Records 3:11
Let's Party 1998 EMI Music Distribution 3:08
Dance Remixes 1998 Rhino 5:43
Rock On: From 1970 to 1979 1998
Various Artists
Madacy 3:07
DJ Don's Party Mix: Party Time 1999
Various Artists
Power Records (Fitness / Dance) 3:10
Disco Box 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 3:07
The Very Best of KC & the Sunshine Band 1999 Parlophone / WPCR 0:00
Disco Fever, Vol. 2 [SPG] 1999
Various Artists
SPG 3:06
Soul Train: The Dance Years 1976 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 3:06
Greatest Hits [Intercontinental] 1999 Intercontinental Records 3:11
Best Disco Album in the World...Ever!, Vol. 2 1999
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:01
Best of KC & the Sunshine Band [Disky] 1999 Double Play Records 3:13
20 Greatest Hits [Excelsior] 1999 Excelsior Recordings 3:11
70's Jewels 2000
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:06
Florida Gators: Sounds That Rock the Swamp 2001
Various Artists
Alphabet City Sports Records / Alphabet City 2:59
Instant Party: Disco Boogie 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:06
VH1 Behind the Music: The KC & the Sunshine Band Collection 2001 Rhino 3:06
Disco Fever, Vol. 1-2 [SPG] 2002
Various Artists
SPG 3:06
The Essentials 2002 Rhino / WSM 3:07
The '70s Sound, Vol. 3 2003
Various Artists
Rhino Flashback 3:08
Pure: 70s [EMI] 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:07
This Is 1976 2008
Various Artists
EMD Int'l 3:08
The TK Years 2009 EMI Music Distribution 3:05
100 Hits RTL: Disco Show 2009
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:05
Disco: The Collection
Various Artists
Rhino
Massive Hits! Seventies
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:09
Original Hits: Christmas
Various Artists
EMI Gold 3:05