Kung Fu Fighting reached no 1 on the Kent Music Report on 22 December 1974.
“Kung Fu Fighting” is a disco song by Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas, written by Douglas and produced by British-Indian musician Biddu. It was released as a single in 1974 on the cusp of a chopsocky film craze and rose to the top of the British, Australian, Canadian, and American charts, in addition to reaching the top of the Soul Singles chart.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_Fighting
In 1974 the Asian producer Biddu asked Douglas to record a song he wrote with Larry Weiss called “I Want To Give You My Everything,” and Douglas convinced him to use “Kung Fu Fighting” as the B-side. They recorded “Kung Fu” in 10 minutes, figuring it was just a B-side, but the record label loved it and made it the A-side. After a slow start, it began selling and Biddu became the first Asian to produce a UK #1 hit. It went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/carl-douglas/kung-fu-fighting
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