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Kool & the Gang Songs  

Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography

Charles Smith • Clifford Adams • Curtis "Fitz" WilliamsDennis "D.T." ThomasGeorge BrownJames "J.T." Taylor • Michael Ray • Robert "Kool" Bell • Robert "Spike" Mickens • Ronald "Khalis" Bell

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1.09/1969
Kool and the Gang by Kool & the Gang  

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from Kool and the Gang    

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22
59
US
19
R&B
[instrumental]
[De-lite 519]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Rick Westfield, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Woodrow Sparrow & Dennis Thomas
2.12/1969
The Gang's Back Again by Kool & the Gang  

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from Kool and the Gang    

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10
85
US
37
R&B
[instrumental]
[De-lite 523]
written by Gene Redd
3.07/1970
Let the Music Take Your Mind by Kool & the Gang  

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from Kool and the Gang    

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16
78
US
19
R&B
[De-lite 529]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Gene Redd, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Woodrow Sparrow, Dennis Thomas & RIck Westfield
4.09/1970
Funky Man by Kool & the Gang  

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from Live at the Sex Machine   Live at the Sex Machine 

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14
87
US
16
R&B
[De-lite 534]
written by Kool & the Gang  & Gene Redd
5.01/1971
Who's Gonna Take the Weight (Part One) by Kool & the Gang  

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from Live at the Sex Machine   Live at the Sex Machine 

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7
113
US
28
R&B
[instrumental]
[De-lite 538]
written by Kool & the Gang  & Gene Redd
6.06/1971
I Want to Take You Higher by Kool & the Gang  

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from Live at the Sex Machine   Live at the Sex Machine 

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6
105
US
35
R&B
[live]
[De-lite 540]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
7.02/1972
Love the Life You Live (Part I) by Kool & the Gang  

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from Music Is the Message    

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6
107
US
31
R&B
[De-lite 546]
written by Gene Redd & Kool & the Gang 
8.09/1973
Funky Stuff by Kool & the Gang  

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from Wild and Peaceful   Wild and Peaceful 

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60
29
US
5
R&B
54
UK
[De-lite 557]
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Lowery, May & Moreno
9.12/1973
Jungle Boogie by Kool & the Gang  

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from Wild and Peaceful   Wild and Peaceful 

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186
4
US
2
R&B
51
UK
[De-lite 559]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Donald Boyce, Melvin Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Dennis Thomas & Richard Westfield
Hollywood Swinging10.04/1974
Hollywood Swinging by Kool & the Gang  

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from Wild and Peaceful   Wild and Peaceful 

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137
6
US
✫1
R&B
52
UK
[De-lite 561]
written by Kool & the Gang  & Gene Redd
11.09/1974
Higher Plane by Kool & the Gang  

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from Light of Worlds   Light of Worlds 

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49
37
US
✫1
R&B
52
UK
[De-Lite 1562]
written by Kool & the Gang  & Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan)
12.01/1975
Rhyme Time People by Kool & the Gang  

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from Light of Worlds   Light of Worlds 

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29
63
US
3
R&B
written by Kool & the Gang , Saunders & Dennis Thomas
13.03/1975
Spirit of the Boogie / Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang  

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from Spirit of the Boogie    

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60
35
US
✫1
R&B
53
UK
B side Summer Madness charted from 21 june 1975 in US Hot 100; b side Summer Madness charted from 12 july 1975 in US R&B charts and peaked at #36
written by Ronald Bell, D. Boyce, Kool & the Gang , Robert Mickens & Alton Taylor
14.11/1975
Caribbean Festival by Kool & the Gang  

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from Spirit of the Boogie    

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26
55
US
6
R&B
[instrumental]
[De-Lite 1573]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) & Kool & the Gang 
15.03/1976
Love and Understanding (Come Together) by Kool & the Gang  

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from Love & Understanding   Love & Understanding 

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21
77
US
8
R&B
[De-lite 1579]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Kool & the Gang  & Claydes Charles Smith
16.07/1976
Universal Sound by Kool & the Gang  

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from Love & Understanding   Love & Understanding 

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4
101
US
71
R&B
[De-lite 1583]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) & Kool & the Gang 
17.11/1976
Open Sesame by Kool & the Gang  

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from Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track   Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track 

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37
55
US
13
dance
6
R&B
written by Kool & the Gang  & Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell)
18.04/1977
Super Band by Kool & the Gang  

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from Open Sesame    

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17
101
US
17
R&B
53
UK
[De-lite 1590]
written by Kool & the Gang 
19.1978
Everybody's Dancin' by Kool & the Gang  

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1
65
R&B
[instrumental]
written by Ronald Bell & Kool & the Gang 
20.04/1978
Slick Superchick by Kool & the Gang  

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from The Force    

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9
102
US
19
R&B
[De-lite 901]
written by Kool & the Gang  & George Brown
21.1979
Ladies' Night (all cuts) by Kool & the Gang  

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from Ladies' Night   Ladies' Night 

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13
5
dance
written by Kool & the Gang , George Brown & Ronald Bell
Ladies' Night22.10/1979
Ladies' Night by Kool & the Gang  

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from Ladies' Night   Ladies' Night 

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196
8
US
✫1
R&B
9
UK
[artist #5 hit]
written by George Brown & Kool & the Gang 
23.01/1980
Too Hot by Kool & the Gang  

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from Ladies' Night   Ladies' Night 

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195
5
US
11
AC
3
R&B
23
UK
[De-lite 802]
written by George Brown & Kool & the Gang 
24.05/1980
Hangin' Out by Kool & the Gang  

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from Ladies' Night   Ladies' Night 

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12
103
US
36
R&B
52
UK
[De-lite 804]
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell) & Kool & the Gang 
Celebration25.10/1980
Celebration by Kool & the Gang  

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from Celebrate!   Celebrate! 

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327
✫1
US
34
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
[artist #1 hit]
charted as Celebration / Take It to the Top in US dance charts
[De-lite 807]
written by Donna Johnson, Claydes Charles Smith, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., James "J.T." Taylor, Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell), George Brown (as George Melvin Brown), Dennis Ronald Thomas, Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & the Gang 
26.12/1980
Take It to the Top by Kool & the Gang  

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from Celebrate!   Celebrate! 

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63
✫1
dance
11
R&B
15
UK
charted as Celebration / Take It to the Top in US dance charts
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell) & Kool & the Gang 
27.02/1981
Jones vs. Jones by Kool & the Gang  

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from Celebrate!   Celebrate! 

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59
39
US
33
R&B
17
UK
Jones v Jones / Summer Madness was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 813]
written by George Brown & Kool & the Gang 
28.10/1981
Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) by Kool & the Gang  

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from Something Special   Something Special 

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108
17
US
16
dance
✫1
R&B
29
UK
charted as Take My Heart / Steppin' Out / Get Down on It in US dance charts
[De-Lite 815]
written by George Brown, Kool & the Gang , Claydes Charles Smith & James "J.T." Taylor
29.10/1981
Steppin' Out by Kool & the Gang  

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from Something Special   Something Special 

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58
88
US
16
dance
12
R&B
12
UK
charted as Take My Heart / Steppin' Out / Get Down on It in US dance charts
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
Get Down on It30.12/1981
Get Down on It by Kool & the Gang  

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from Something Special   Something Special 

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220
10
US
16
dance
4
R&B
3
UK
[artist #4 hit]
B side to Steppin' Out ; charted as Take My Heart / Steppin' Out / Get Down on It in US dance charts
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
31.08/1982
Big Fun by Kool & the Gang  

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from As One   As One 

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96
21
US
6
R&B
14
UK
[De-lite 822]
written by Robert Bell, James "J.T." Taylor, George Brown, Ronald Bell & Kool & The Gang
32.10/1982
Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La) by Kool & the Gang  

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from As One   As One 

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111
30
US
7
R&B
6
UK
written by Amir Bayyan, James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
33.12/1982
Hi De Hi Hi De Ho by Kool & the Gang  

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from As One   As One 

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19
29
UK
written by Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell & James "J.T." Taylor
34.1983
Street Kids by Kool & the Gang  

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1
78
R&B
written by George Brown, James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & the Gang 
35.11/1983
Joanna by Kool & the Gang  

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from In the Heart   In the Heart 

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304
2
US
2
AC
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[artist #2 hit]
Joanna / Tonight was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 829]
written by Charles Smith, James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
36.12/1983
Straight Ahead by Kool & the Gang  

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from In the Heart   In the Heart 

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36
103
US
49
R&B
15
UK
[De-lite 831]
written by Ronald Bell, James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
37.02/1984
Tonight by Kool & the Gang  

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from In the Heart   In the Heart 

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151
13
US
7
R&B
2
UK
Joanna / Tonight was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 830]
written by James "J.T." Taylor, Curtis Williams & Kool & The Gang
38.04/1984
(When You Say You Love Somebody) In the Heart by Kool & the Gang  

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from In the Heart   In the Heart 

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47
7
UK
written by Robert Bell, James "J.T." Taylor, Ronald Bell & Kool & The Gang
Fresh39.11/1984
Fresh by Kool & the Gang  

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from Emergency   Emergency 

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190
9
US
5
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
11
UK
written by Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
40.11/1984
Misled by Kool & the Gang  

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from Emergency   Emergency 

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142
10
US
9
dance
3
R&B
28
UK
[Polygram 880431 (De-lite)]
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
Cherish41.05/1985
Cherish by Kool & the Gang  

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from Emergency   Emergency 

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263
2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
R&B
4
UK
[artist #3 hit]
[Polygram 880869 (De-lite)]
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
42.10/1985
Emergency by Kool & the Gang  

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from Emergency   Emergency 

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67
18
US
41
dance
7
R&B
50
UK
[Polygram 884199 (De-lite)]
written by George Brown, Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
43.11/1986
Victory by Kool & the Gang  

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from Forever   Forever 

CD

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133
10
US
35
AC
35
dance
2
R&B
30
UK
[Polygram 888074 (Mercury)]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
44.02/1987
Stone Love by Kool & the Gang  

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from Forever   Forever 

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128
10
US
11
AC
41
dance
4
R&B
45
UK
[Polygram 888292 (Mercury)]
written by Claydes Charles Smith, Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
45.06/1987
Holiday by Kool & the Gang  

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from Forever   Forever 

CD

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18
66
US
9
R&B
[Polygram 888712 (Mercury)]
written by Curtis "Fitz" Williams, Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
46.10/1987
Special Way by Kool & the Gang  

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from Forever   Forever 

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23
72
US
6
AC
[Polygram 888867 (Mercury)]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kyles, Stubbs, George Brown & James "J.T." Taylor
47.1988
Greatest Hits & More (EP) by Kool & the Gang  

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from Greatest Hits & More    

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2
40
dance
48.1988
Rags to Riches by Kool & the Gang  

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from Greatest Hits & More    

CD

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2
38
R&B
49.12/1988
Celebration '88 by Kool & the Gang  

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5
56
UK
[R]
written by Donna Johnson, Claydes Charles Smith, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., James "J.T." Taylor, Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell), George Brown (as George Melvin Brown), Dennis Ronald Thomas, Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & the Gang 
50.1989
Never Give Up by Kool & the Gang  

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MP3

1
74
R&B
written by Stacy Ann Habeeb & David Bellochio
51.1989
Raindrops by Kool & the Gang  

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from Sweat    

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3
27
R&B
written by Chuckii Booker
52.07/1991
Get Down on It by Kool & the Gang  

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4
69
UK
[R]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Kool & the Gang  & James "J.T." Taylor
53.2006
Steppin' into Love by Kool & the Gang  

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1
96
R&B
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan)
Top 100 hits328134630
Top 40 hits218114019
Top 10 hits1245258
✫ #1 hits1139
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