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Kool & the Gang is an American funk and rhythm and blues band that was popular in the 1970s and '80s. 

The band's debut album, Kool and the Gang (1969), produced three hit singles on the pop and R&B charts of Billboard magazine. Wild and Peaceful (1973) gave the band three more hits: "Funky Stuff" in the Top 40 pop chart and "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging" in the Top 10.  The latter two songs sold over one million copies and were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  The band remained productive, with albums coming out in 1974 (Light of Worlds) and 1975 (Spirit of the Boogie).

In 1979, James "J.T." Taylor joined as lead singer. Kool and the Gang starting working with Brazilian fusion musician Eumir Deodato as producer, and they moved away from funk and closer to rhythm & blues and pop music. The songs "Ladies' Night" and "Too Hot" were hits and the album was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Even more successful was the album Celebration (1980), also produced by Deodato, also certified platinum, giving Kool and the Gang its first number one hit ("Celebration"), which Robert Bell called "an international anthem".

More international hits followed in the early 1980s, including "Big Fun", "Get Down on It", and "Joanna". The album Emergency (1984) yielded four Top 20 pop hits, including "Fresh" and "Cherish".
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"Celebration" is a song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!.  The song 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".   

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 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.
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"Cherish" is a song by American R&B band Kool & the Gang, released in 1985. It was the third single released from the band's album, Emergency. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and held the number 1 position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for six weeks running. It would ultimately rank as the genre's biggest hit of the 1980s.
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Kool And The Gang - Get Down On It


"Get Down on It" is a 1982 RIAA million-selling Gold-certified single by American band Kool & the Gang. It was originally released on their Platinum-selling Something Special album in 1981.

The song hit the Top 10 of the U.S. Pop and R&B charts in Billboard in early 1982. It entered the UK charts in December 1981 and reached number 3, their highest-charting hit in the UK at that time. It spent a total of 12 weeks on the British play list. Ten years later, it was re-released in the UK charts on the Mercury label but only charted for a week (at number 69).
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Kool And The Gang - Fresh


"Fresh" is a song by the American group Kool & the Gang. Released as a single in 1985 from the group's album of the previous year, Emergency, the song peaked at #11 on the UK chart, #9 on the U.S. Hot 100 charts, and was number one on both the U.S. R&B and dance charts.[2][3] The song introduced a new meaning to the word "fresh", meaning "good".[4]
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Kool And The Gang - Get Down On It


"Get Down on It" is a 1982 RIAA million-selling Gold-certified single by American band Kool & the Gang. It was originally released on their Platinum-selling Something Special album in 1981.

The song hit the Top 10 of the U.S. Pop and R&B charts in Billboard in early 1982. It entered the UK charts in December 1981 and reached number 3, their highest-charting hit in the UK at that time. It spent a total of 12 weeks on the British play list. Ten years later, it was re-released in the UK charts on the Mercury label but only charted for a week (at number 69).
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