43. Hollywood Swinging - Kool & The Gang
- #6 for 1 Week in 1974 (July)
- Best higher charting song: Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
- Worst higher charting song: If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
- Top 100 #6 Hits 1955-2000 Rank: #75
In the 90s, there was no band sampled more often than Kool & The Gang and no Kool & The Gang track sampled as often Hollywood Swinging. Now 70s Kool & The Gang was mostly about generating good riffs (Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness) and Hollywood Swinging has its intro, its refrain AND its call and response verses. Plus, some goofy production that means that the whole affair is kept loose and airy. Of all the band that truly produced hits that spanned three decades, K&TG is probably my favorite.