Uploaded on May 10, 2009
From Their Album: Destiny I R.I.P Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", released in December 1978, is a 1979 hit single recorded by The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records
The most successful of the Jacksons' disco/funk-era recordings for Epic, "Shake Your Body" (originally demoed as "Shake a Body") was produced by the Jackson brothers, written by Michael and Randy Jackson, and featured Michael on lead vocals.
Released to radio in a single edit of three minutes and forty-five seconds and played in its full nearly seven-minute version by clubs, the single charted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number three on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. "Shake Your Body" sold over two million copies, attaining double-platinum status from the Recording Industry Association of America.
The single was later sampled by Huey Lewis & The News on their 1984 hit "I Want a New Drug" as well as popular reggae artist Shaggy for his 2000 single "Dance & Shout".
Lead vocals by Michael Jackson
Background vocals by Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, and Marlon Jackson
Vocal arrangements by The Jacksons
Rhythm arrangements by Greg Phillinganes
Horn and strings arranged by Tom Tom 84
Keyboards and synthesizers by Greg Phillinganes and Mike Boddicker
Drums by Ed Green
Percussion by Paulinho Da Costa