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Grand Funk Railroad

The Locomotion

Funk
  • Funk
  • Dance
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Metal
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1974
  • 1974
  • 2011
  • 1962
  • 1988
  • 1970

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“The Loco-Motion” is a 1962 popular music song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The song is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times – each time in a different decade: for Little Eva during 1962 (U.S. #1); for Grand Funk Railroad in 1974 (U.S. #1); and for Kylie Minogue in 1988 (U.S. #3). The song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre: much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself, usually done as a type of line dance. However, the song came before the dance. “The Loco-Motion” is ranked #350 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. “The Loco-Motion” is also one of only nine songs to reach US #1 by two different artists. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Come on baby, do the Loco-Motion ... So, come on, come on, and do The Loco-Motion with me ... Oooo

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