1974: Kung Fu Fighting By Carl Douglas

Composed and recorded by Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas. The song was intended to be on the B-side of the record, with “I Want to Give You My Everything” (composed by Carl Douglas and Larry Weiss) being on the A-Side and the song to be promoted most. However, after listening to both songs, Robin Blanchflower of Pye Records insisted that “Kung Fu Fighting” be on the A-side instead. Kung Fu Fighting went on to reach No.1 in multiple countries. It was released at a time when production of martial arts films was at its peak. Genre: Disco.

Weekly Chart History (1974- 1975)Peak Position
Australia1
Austria1
Belgium1
Canada1
France1
Germany (West)1
Ireland1
Italy3
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart1
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart1
New Zealand1
Norway3
South Africa1
Switzerland2
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart3
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart1
USA Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Songs Chart1
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart1
USA Record World Chart1
Year-End Chart History (1974)Final Position
Australia2
Belgium8
Canada18
France5
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart 9
South Africa2
Year-End Chart History (1975) Final Position
Australia53
Austria5
Italy10
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart 14
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart 11