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The 1970s: Era of a Ka-Billion ‘Boogie’ Songs

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Okay, there’s no such thing as a ka-billion (although, there probably should be); but, you get my point. The Seventies simply couldn’t get enough boogie. This insatiable lust led to a mountain of music with the word “boogie” in the title…. and thirty years later, the job befell me to catalog every one.

Boogie has its origins in the blues, and then swing bands. The style and term was used now and again in rock and blues for those repetitive “shuffle rhythm” songs. However, the disco era really took the word “boogie” and wore it out…. and I mean wore it out. The number of 70s ‘boogie songs’ is legion. Only a fool would try to count them all. Well, I am just such a fool.

Before we begin, a quick disclaimer: These aren’t all from the 70s – there’s a smattering from adjacent decades. Also, I’m sure there’s a stack of boogie titled songs I’m missing. That’s where you come in and fill in the gaps. Have a look and offer up any boogie omissions. Let’s begin!

 

 

1. Sho Nuff Boogie – Sylvia and the Moments

 

2. Harp Boogie II – Captain Beefheart

3. The Roller Boogie – Bob Esty

4. Boogie Airlines – Desire

5. Baby Sittin Boogie – Buzz Clifford

6. Bertha Butt Boogie – Jimmy Castor Bunch

7. Boogie Man – Debbie Byrne

 

8. Rock and Roll Boogie – The Easybeats

9. Gonna Burn My Boogie Shoes – The Raes

10. Love Bug Boogie – Chuck Mangione

11. Boogie Tonight – Claudja Barry

12. Blame it on the Boogie – Michael Jackson

 

13. I Can’t Turn the Boogie Loose – The Controllers

14. I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & the Sunshine Band

 

15. Move Your Boogie Body – Bar Kays

16. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey

 

17. Boogie City – Chris Spedding

18. Did You Boogie? – Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids

19. Boogie Man Song – Roland Kirk

20. Shakin’ Night Boogie – Flex

21. Woody Boogie – Baltimora

22. Spirit of the Boogie – Kool & the Gang

 

23. Banana Boogie – Barbara

24. Boogie in the Night – The Toys

25. Chicken Shack Boogie – Amos Milbum

26. Let’s Boogie – Chuck Berry

27. Casbah Boogie – Marrakech Orchestra

28. Udo Jürgens – Boogie Woogie Baby

 

29. Engine Room Boogie – Alex harvey

30. I Want to Boogie with You – Lou Reed

31. Tripe Face Boogie – Little Feat

32. Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes – Claudja Barry

33. Evenin’ Boogie – Fleetwood Mac

34. Slow Down boogie – Bachman Turner Overdrive

35. Ebony – Don’t Boogie Mr. Tango

 

36. Derek’s Boogie – Derek and the Dominos

37. Rockin’ Boogie – Fleetwood Mac

38. That Hypnotizin’ Boogie – David Wilcox

39. Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind and Fire

 

40. Roller Boogie – Voggue

41. Boogie Brothers – Savoy Brown

42. Boogie Down – Al Jarreau

43. Nasty Boogie – Dazz Band

44. Boogie Child – Bee Gees

45. The Buggy Boogie Woogie – Captain Beefheart

46. Boogie Fever – The Sylvers

 

47. Honaloochie Boogie – Mott the Hoopie

48. Boogie – John Hartford

49. Kissin’ Bug Boogie – Tennessee Ernie Ford

50. Power of the Boogie – Atkins

51. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Baccara

 

52. Jump Shout Boogie – Barry Manilow

53. Bandstand Boogie – Barry Manilow

54. Boogie Boo – Bionic Boogie

55. Take the Boogie Home – Bionic Boogie

56. Boogie People – Boogie People

57. Spanish Boogie – Deodato

58. Boogie Motion – Beautiful Band

59. A Case of the Boogie – Brainstorm

60. I’ve Got that Boogie Fever – Carl Carlton

61. I Love to Boogie – Lulu

 

62. Come on Down Boogie People – David Williams

63. Boogie Baby – Deborah Washington

64. Let’s Boogie – Ray Munnings

65. Dance, Prance, Boogie – Delegation

66. Boogie Magic – Dennis Coffey

67. Why Don’t You Boogie? – Dennis Parker

68. I´m the Boogie Man – Vince Weber

 

69. Sunday Boogie Nookie Stomp – Dry Jack

70. I Wanna Boogie – Enchantment

71. Boys to the Boogie – Extravaganza

72. Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie – Foghat

73. Boogie Me – Ariane

 

74. Get Up and Boogie – Freddie James

75. Boogie Lady – Mimi Coutelier

76. Boogie Funk – Freddie King

77. Baby Baba Boogie – Gap Band

78. Rock n Roll Boogie Woogie Blues – The Edgar Winter Group

79. Boogie No More – Molly Hatchet

80. Boogie Nights – Heatwave

 

81. Boogie on Downtown – Hudson People

82. Boogie to the Top – Idris Muhammad

83. Turn Your Boogie Loose – Jeanette “Baby” Washington

84. Hooked on the Boogie – JKD Band

85. Boogie Shoes – KC & the Sunshine Band

 

86. Sucker for the Boogie – Khemistry

87. Milk Cow Boogie – Elvis Presley

88. Plantation Boogie – Lenny Dea

89. Rock A Beatin’ Boogie – Bill Haley & His Comets

90. Steppin Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight) – Tony Orlando & Dawn

91. Jungle Boogie – Kool & the Gang

 

92. Boogie with Stu – Led Zeppelin

93. A Little Boogie – Leon Ware

94. Caveman Boogie – Lesette Wilson

95. Boogie Man – Loggins & Messina

96. Boogie Man – Match

 

97. Dr. Boogie – Magoo

98. Dance The Funky Boogie – Amadeo

99. Boogie to the Top – Mantus

100. Boogie Dancer – Max Coo & Steve Coo

101. 3 and 1 Boogie – Memphis Slim

102. Be My Boogie Woogie Baby – Mr. Walkie Talkie

103. Boogie Baby – New York City Band

104. Body to Body Boogie – ORS

105. Boogie Bump Boogie – The Undisputed Truth

 

106. Boogie City – Phil Hurtt

107. PH Factor Boogie – Phil Hurtt

108. Bogalusa Boogie – Clifton Chenier

109. Elusive Boogie – Randy Crawford

110. Banging the Boogie – Rene & Angela

111. Mindless Boogie – Hot Chocolate

 

112. Boogie Flap – Disc-O-Tex and his Sex-O-Lets

113. The Boogie Back – Roy Ayers

114. Cricket Bat Boogie – Shadows

115. Boogie on Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder

116. Boogie Walk – Susan Stevens

117. Ferrari – Woogie Boogie

 

118. Hot Buttered Boogie – Tasha Thomas

119. Boogie on Down to my House – Laura Taylor

120. Boogie Down and Mess Around – Blackwell

121. Dance, Freak and Boogie – Nightlife Unlimited

122. Belly Boogie – The Mike Theodore Orchestra

123. Boogie Down – The Real Thing

 

124. Casino Boogie – The Rolling Stones

125. Everybody Boogie – The Trammps

126. Guitar boogie Shuffle – The Ventures

127. Choo Choo Cha Boogie – The Rhythm Kings

 

128. Boogie Round the Clock – Tina Charles

129. Big Beat Boogie – Bert Weedon

130. Cow Cow Boogie – Valerie Masters

131. Full Tilt Boogie – Uncle Louie

132. Oriental Boogie – Van McCoy

133. Swahili Boogie – Van McCoy

134. Boogie Romance – Gidea Park

 

135. Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu – Huey “Piano” Smith

136. Boogie Down – Eddie Kendricks

137. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Bette Midler

138. I Love to Boogie – T Rex

139. Jeff’s Boogie – The Yardbirds

140. Back to Boogie – Patrick Hernandez & Hervé Tholance

 

141. Luther Played the Boogie – Johnny Cash

142. Tube Snake Boogie – ZZ Top

143. Boogie Body Land – Bark Kays

144. Aqua Boogie – Parliament

145. Transylvania Boogie – Frank Zappa

146. Boogie Rock – B. B. King

147. Babysitter Boogie – Ralf Bendix

 

148. Dropout Boogie – Captain Beefheart

149. Jungle Boogie – Grand Funk Railroad

150. New Speedway Boogie – Grateful Dead

151. Satch Boogie – Joe Satriani

152. Old Folks’ Boogie – Little Feat

153. Born To Boogie – T. Rex

154. Get up and Boogie (That’s Right) – Silver Convention

 

155. Zip Gun Boogie – T. Rex

156. Woogie Boogie – Bob Dylan

157. Jeff’s Boogie – Yardbirds

158. Learn How To Boogie- Asylum Choir (Leon Russell and Marc Benno)

159. Boogie Till You Puke – Root Boy Slim

160. Boogie-Woogie Amputee – Barnes & Barnes

161. Boogie – U.F.O.

162. Gotta Boogie – “Weird Al” Yankovic

163. Boogie In Your Butt – Eddie Murphy

164. Cherokee Boogie – Ace Frehley

165. Best Boogie in Town – Southroad Con