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Celebration
First Released Live Only
Length 2:59
Singer Pete

"Celebration" is a song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981 and held that position until February 20, 1981[1]. Late in 1980, the song had also reached number one on both the Billboard Dance and R&B charts. The song dominated the radio for nearly the entire year, and is still heard today at weddings and parties.[1] It was also an international hit, reaching number 7 in the UK, and a version was recorded with a Spanish language vocal for relevant markets.

It is also a popular anthem for sporting events; for example, it was prominently associated with the 1982 World Series victory by the St. Louis Cardinals and is played over the PA system after Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, and Hagerstown Suns, victories. The indoor soccer team, the Baltimore Blast plays this song when they score a goal and win the game.

The song is also notable for having played when the remaining American hostages returned home following the 1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis. It was also rewritten in 1984 as the jingle for Diet Orange Crush.

The song has been remade by Dragon, Kylie Minogue and Jump 5 for the Kim Possible soundtrack.

The song was one of the big musical numbers in the film Muppets from Space, where it was sung by Gonzo's family.

The song was featured in the episode "Everybody Hates Tattaglia" from the series Everybody Hates Chris, which aired on October 3, 2008.

The song is featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution.

The song is featured in the computer game Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! at the end of the game.

LyricsEdit

Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Yahoo! This is your celebration
Yahoo! This is your celebration

There's a party goin' on right here
a celebration to last throughout the years
so bring your good times, and your laughter too
we gonna celebrate your party with you

Celebration
we're gonna celebrate and have a good time
Celebration
we're gonna celebrate and have a good time

It's time to come together
it's up to you, what's your pleasure
everyone around the world
Come on!

Yahoo! Let's celebrate
Yahoo! It's a celebration

We're gonna have a good time tonight
let's celebrate, it's all right
we're gonna have a good time tonight
let's celebrate, it's all right

It's time to come together
it's up to you, what's your pleasure
everyone around the world
Come on!

Yahoo! Let's celebrate
Yahoo! It's a celebration
Yahoo! Let's celebrate
Yahoo! It's a celebration

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dean, Maury. Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. 2003. Algora page 287


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