Throwback Thursday: KC and the Sunshine Band – “I’m Your Boogie Man
In January of 1977, KC and the Sunshine Band released “I’m Your Boogie Man” as the third single from the group’s fourth album, Part 3. Written by group members Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch, the song is a brilliant example of how the best songwriters can make you think they’re talking about one thing when they’re really talking about something else. While the lyrics might lead you to believe that its being sung from the perspective an infatuated loverboy, the song is actually an ode to the Miami DJ — the metaphoric “boogie man” — who first played the group’s first No. 1 hit, “Get Down Tonight.”
“I’m Your Boogie Man” would become KC and the Sunshine Band’s fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and one of the biggest singles of 1977. Click play and get your entire life.