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Silver Convention - Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) from the album Silver Convention (1976)

Silver Convention - Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) from the album Silver Convention (1976)



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"Get Up and Boogie" is a song by German disco act Silver Convention from their 1976 second album of the same name. The song was written and composed by Sylvester Levay and Stephan Prager, and produced by Prager. The song was released as the lead single from the album Get Up and Boogie (also titled Silver Convention in some countries) in 1976.

Just like their previous 1975 hit single "Fly, Robin, Fly", "Get Up and Boogie" consists of six words repeated throughout the song: "Get up and boogie! That's right!".

"Get Up and Boogie" hit number one on June 15, 1976 in Canada, and reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the #24 song for 1976. "Get Up and Boogie" also became a hit during the late-1970s disco scene.

Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention from the album Save Me

Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention from the album Save Me



Fly, Robin, Fly is a 1975 record by the German group Silver Convention. The song was released as a single from their 1975 album Save Me. In the United States, it rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1975, staying there for three weeks. The single also was No. 1 on the Soul Singles Chart for one week. "Fly, Robin, Fly" also spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Dance/Disco Chart. It was the first song by a German group to reach number one on the American music charts. In Canada, the song also reached the pole position in the charts, hitting number one in the RPM Top Singles Chart on 17 January 1976, knocking the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night" from the top slot, managing to keep it for a single week before being replaced by C. W. McCall's "Convoy" a week later.

"Fly, Robin, Fly" carries the distinction of being a Billboard chart-topper with only a few unique words: six. The chorus simply repeats "Fly, robin, fly" three times, with an ending of "Up, up to the sky!" Just five months earlier, another song with very few words was Van McCoy's number one hit, The Hustle, with only five words used in total: Do, it, the, hustle, and ooh.

During a segment on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs, it was revealed that the working title was "Run, Rabbit, Run."

"Fly, Robin, Fly" won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1976.

CBS Sports used part of the song as intro music for NFL coverage in the late 1970s. The song was also featured in the 1997 film Boogie Nights.