The Vamps - Kung Fu Fighting

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Music video by The Vamps performing Kung Fu Fighting. (C) 2016 Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited


"Kung Fu Fighting" is a song written, composed and performed by Carl Douglas and produced by Biddu. It was released as a single in 1974, on the cusp of a chopsocky film craze, and eventually rose to the top of the British and American charts, in addition to reaching number one on the Soul Singles chart. It received a Gold certification from the RIAA in 1974 and popularized disco music. It eventually went on to sell eleven million records worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song uses the quintessential Oriental riff, a short musical phrase that is used to signify Chinese culture.

"Kung Fu Fighting" was rated number 100 in VH1's 100 Greatest one-hit wonders, and number 1 in the UK Channel 4's Top 10 One Hit Wonders list in 2000, the same channel's 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders poll in 2006 and Bring Back ... the one-hit Wonders, for which Carl Douglas performed the song in a live concert.

A cover version of the song was performed by The Vamps for the 2016 animated movie Kung Fu Panda 3. 


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