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Carl Douglas

Kung Fu Fighting

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  • 2011
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  • 1942
  • 1975

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“Kung Fu Fighting” is a disco song written and performed by Carl Douglas, and composed and produced by Biddu. It received a Gold certification from the RIAA in 1974, won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Selling Single, and popularized disco music. making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song uses the quintessential Oriental Riff, a short musical phrase that is used to signify Chinese culture. Kung Fu Fighting was rated number 100 in VH1’s 100 Greatest one-hit wonders, and number 1 in the UK Channel 4’s Top 10 One Hit Wonders list in 2000, the same channel’s 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders poll in 2006 and Bring Back ... the one-hit Wonders, for which Carl Douglas performed the song in a live concert. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Those cats were fast as lightning ... In fact it was a little ... Bit frightning

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