Celebration (Kool & the Gang song)

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File:Celebration single.jpg
Single by Kool & the Gang
from the album Celebrate!
B-side "Morning Star"
Released October 11, 1980
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1979
  • 3:39 (single version)
  • 5:00 (album version)
Label De-Lite
Kool & the Gang singles chronology
"Hangin' Out"
"Jones vs. Jones"
Alternative cover
7 inch single version

"Celebration" is a song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!.

Chart performance

Celebration reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981, and held that position for two weeks before being ousted by Dolly Parton's "9 to 5".[3] It's the band's only no. 1 hit. By late 1980, the song had also reached no. 1 on both the Billboard Dance and R&B charts. The song featured heavily on the radio for nearly the entire year and is still heard today at weddings and parties,[3] and is a popular anthem for sporting events, especially at the end of a championship win. It was also an international hit, reaching no. 7 in the United Kingdom on November 29, 1980, overall spending 13 weeks in the chart.