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Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday Music "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth Wind and Fire

I was listening to the 70's channel on the way home from work on my Sirius/XM and they happen to be playing a string of Disco hits in a row and this song came on and I found myself grooving to the song on the way home.  

"Boogie Wonderland" is a 1979 disco hit song by American R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, featuring The Emotions. Released as a single on March 20, 1979 by The American Record Company and Columbia Records, The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 29, 1979. "Boogie Wonderland" was written by Allee Willis and Jon Lind, and recorded by Earth, Wind & Fire. It was included on the album I Am. It is regarded as a classic of the disco era, peaking at number 14 on the disco chart. On other US charts, "Boogie Wonderland" peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

"Boogie Wonderland" was written for The Emotions - cousins of Earth, Wind, & Fire's lead singer - and was commercially successful, selling over a million copies and being certified gold in the US (until the RIAA lowered sales levels required for certified singles in 1989, a gold certification was awarded for sales of one million units) and gold by the British Phonographic Industry for selling over 400,000 copies in the U.K.

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