Chart Position: 3

  • Written and produced by James Brown
  • #78 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Alto sax: Maceo Parker
  • This is James Brown’s biggest hit single
  • Loosely based on Yvonne Fair’s ‘I Found You’ (1962)
  • An alternate version of this song was included in the film Ski Party; this version has appeared in numerous films and TV shows since then
  • Later recorded by Quincy Jones (1965), James Chance & Contortions (1981), Bobby McFerrin (1984), Henning Staerk Band (1984), Garou (2001), Sugar Beats (1993), Joshua Redman (1993) and The Jam (1992)

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