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Carlton George Douglas (born 10 May 1942), also known by his stage name Carl Douglas, is a Jamaican recording artist who rose to prominence with his single "Kung Fu Fighting".

Carlton George Douglas was born on 10 May 1942 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Douglas's career was based in the United Kingdom. His single "Kung Fu Fighting" ranked number one on both the U.K. Singles Chart and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. The single sold 11 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. The single was later certified gold by the RIAA on 27 November 1974.

The single, which is a homage to martial arts films, has overshadowed the rest of Douglas' career; resulting in his appearance on cover versions of the single. In the United States, Douglas was considered a "one-hit wonder" since he was only known for "Kung Fu Fighting". However, in the United Kingdom, he has two other singles that made it into the "Top 40", which were "Dance the Kung Fu", which peaked at number 35 in the charts; and "Run Back", which peaked at number 25.

Douglas was once managed by Eric Woolfson, who later became the primary songwriter behind "The Alan Parsons Project".
In 1998, a re-recording of "Kung Fu Fighting", performed by British dance act Bus Stop and which featured Douglas's vocals, peaked at number 8 in the "UK Singles Chart".

The single "Dance The Kung Fu", was sampled on "Cuda nie widy" from 2001 album Nibylandia, and later by DJ Premier on his 2007 remix of Nike's 25th Air Force One anniversary single "Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been)", featuring Kanye West, Nas, KRS-One, and Rakim. Douglas is represented by music publisher Schacht Musikverlage (SMV) in Hamburg, Germany.
#1 - April 10, 2017, 01:34:27 AM
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Kung Fu Fighting" is a disco song by Carl Douglas, with production by Biddu. It was released as a single in 1974 on the cusp of a chopsocky film craze and rose to the top of the British and American charts, in addition to reaching the top of 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.
#2 - April 10, 2017, 01:39:17 AM
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A Request for a song up grade Great song and great song style

Really a good song in the time of Bruce lee

#3 - July 17, 2019, 03:57:55 PM
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