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Kool & the Gang
1.09/1969

Kool and the Gang by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Kool and the Gang    

CD

MP3

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

video

2.07/1970

Let the Music Take Your Mind by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Kool and the Gang    

CD

MP3

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

video

Jungle Boogie3.12/1973

 ⑤  Jungle Boogie by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Wild and Peaceful   Wild and Peaceful 

CD

MP3

186

4
US
2
R&B
51
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[De-lite 559]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , Donald Boyce, Melvin Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Dennis Thomas & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)
The Kay-Gees
4.1974

Master Plan by The Kay-Gees

        

MP3

from Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan    

CD

MP3

1

60
R&B
[Gang 1322]
written by Wilson Beckett, Kevin Bell, Ronald Bell , Callie Cheek, Michael Cheek, Peter Duarte, Kevin Lassiter, Dennis White & Ray Wright

video

5.1974

You've Got to Keep On Bumpin' (Pt. 1) by The Kay-Gees

        

MP3

from Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan    

CD

MP3

2

41
R&B
[Gang 321]
written by Wilson Beckett, Kevin Bell, Ronald Bell , Callie Cheek, Michael Cheek, Peter Duarte, Dennis White & Ray Wright

video

Kool & the Gang
6.09/1974

Higher Plane by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Light of Worlds   Light of Worlds 

CD

MP3

49

37
US
✫1
R&B
52
UK
[De-Lite 1562]
written by Kool & the Gang & Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) 

video

The Kay-Gees
7.1975

Get Down by The Kay-Gees

        

MP3

from Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan    

CD

MP3

2

40
R&B
[Gang 1323]
written by Wilson Beckett, Kevin Bell, Ronald Bell , Callie Cheek, Michael Cheek, Peter Duarte, Kevin Lassiter, Dennis White & Ray Wright

video

Kool & the Gang
8.03/1975

Spirit of the Boogie / Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Spirit of the Boogie    

CD

MP3

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

video

9.11/1975

Caribbean Festival by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Spirit of the Boogie    

CD

MP3

26

55
US
6
R&B
[instrumental]
[De-Lite 1573]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan)  & Kool & the Gang

video

The Kay-Gees
10.1976

Waiting at the Bus Stop (Part 1) by The Kay-Gees

        

MP3

2

52
R&B
[Gang 1326]
written by Ronald Bell  & The Kay-Gees

video

Kool & the Gang
11.03/1976

Love and Understanding (Come Together) by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Love & Understanding   Love & Understanding 

CD

MP3

21

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

video

12.07/1976

Universal Sound by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Love & Understanding   Love & Understanding 

CD

MP3

4

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

video

13.1978

Everybody's Dancin' by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

1

65
R&B
[instrumental]
written by Ronald Bell  & Kool & the Gang

video

14.1979

Ladies' Night (all cuts) by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Ladies' Night   Ladies' Night 

CD

MP3

12

5
dance
written by Kool & the Gang, George Brown & Ronald Bell 

video

Forecast
15.1980

Non Stop by Forecast

        

MP3

1

65
R&B
[Ariola America 811]
written by Kevin Bell (as Amir Bayyan), Frank Jackson & Ronald Bell 

video

Kool & the Gang
Celebration16.10/1980

 ①  Celebration by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Celebrate!   Celebrate! 

CD

MP3

327

✫1
US
34
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
[songwriter #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 Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & the Gang
Get Down on It17.12/1981

 ③  Get Down on It by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Something Special   Something Special 

CD

MP3

220

10
US
16
dance
4
R&B
3
UK
[songwriter #3 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
18.08/1982

Big Fun by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from As One   As One 

CD

MP3

98

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
19.12/1982

Hi De Hi Hi De Ho by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from As One   As One 

CD

MP3

19

29
UK
written by Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell  & James "J.T." Taylor
20.12/1983

Straight Ahead by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from In the Heart   In the Heart 

CD

MP3

35

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

video

21.04/1984

(When You Say You Love Somebody) In the Heart by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from In the Heart   In the Heart 

CD

MP3

47

7
UK
written by Robert Bell, James "J.T." Taylor, Ronald Bell  & Kool & The Gang

video

Bloodstone
22.05/1984

Instant Love by Bloodstone

        

MP3

from Party    

CD

MP3

2

42
R&B
[T-Neck 04465]
written by Ronald Bell  & McKinley Jackson

video

Kool & the Gang
23.11/1986

Victory by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Forever   Forever 

CD

MP3

134

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
MC Miker 'G' & Deejay Sven
24.12/1986

Celebration Rap by MC Miker 'G' & Deejay Sven

        

MP3

2

97
UK
written by Nile Rogers, Bernard Edwards, Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Ronald Bell , George Brown, Lucien Witteveen & Sven van Veen

video

Kool & the Gang
25.10/1987

Special Way by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Forever   Forever 

CD

MP3

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

video

Master Plan
26.1988

Stomp by Master Plan

        

MP3

1

62
R&B
[Crush Music 669]
written by John Trotman, Otis Stroman, Ronald Bell  & Warren Foster

video

Kool & the Gang
27.12/1988

Celebration '88 by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

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 Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & the Gang

video

The UK Mixmasters
28.02/1991

The Night Fever Megamix by The UK Mixmasters

        

MP3

20

23
UK
as The Mixmasters
written by Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell , Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Leroy Green & Ron Kersey

video

Kool & the Gang
29.07/1991

Get Down on It by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

4

69
UK
[R]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) , Kool & the Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
Kylie Minogue
Celebration30.11/1992

Celebration by Kylie Minogue

        

MP3

from Greatest Hits    

CD

MP3

27

20
UK
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 Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & the Gang

video

House of Pain
31.12/1992

Shamrocks and Shenanigans / Who's the Man by House of Pain

        

MP3

from House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics)    

CD

MP3

44

65
US
14
dance
74
R&B
23
UK

written by DJ Lethal (as Leor DiMant), Danny Boy (as Danny O'Connor), Everlast (as Erik Schrody), Wilson Beckett, Kevin Bell, Ronald Bell , Peter Duarte, Kevin Lassiter, Dennis White & Ray Wright

video

James "J.T." Taylor
32.1993

Baby I'm Back by James "J.T." Taylor

        

MP3

from Baby I'm Back    

CD

MP3

1

65
R&B
written by James "J.T." Taylor, Nija Battle & Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) 

video

House of Pain
33.05/1993

Who's the Man? by House of Pain

        

MP3

from Same as It Ever Was   Same as It Ever Was 

CD

MP3

6

96
US
77
R&B
[Tommy Boy 556]
written by Everlast (as Erik Schrody), Danny Boy (as Daniel O'Connor), DJ Lethal (as Leor Dimant), Ronald Bell , Ray Wright, Kevin Lassiter, Peter Duarte & Callie Cheek

video

Shabba Ranks
34.06/1993

What'cha Gonna Do by Shabba Ranks

        

MP3

from X-tra Naked   X-tra Naked 

CD

MP3

25

62
R&B
21
UK
featuring Queen Latifah
written by Claydes Charles Smith, Clifton Dillon, Queen Latifah, Dennis Thomas, Errol Dillon, Freddie Washington, George Brown, Lakim Shabazz, Patrice Rushen, Shabba Ranks (as Rexton Gordon), Ricky West, Robert Bell, Robert Mickens & Ronald Bell 

video

A Tribe Called Quest
Oh My God35.06/1994

Oh My God by A Tribe Called Quest

        

MP3

from Midnight Marauders   Midnight Marauders 

CD

MP3

9

102
US
69
R&B
68
UK
[Jive 42212]
written by Q-Tip (as Jonathan Davis), Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg, Ronald Bell , Robert Bell, George Brown, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Robert Mickens, Gene Redd, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Woodrow Sparrow, Dennis Thomas & Ricky

video

Whitehead Brothers
36.05/1995

Forget I Was a G by Whitehead Brothers

        

MP3

from Serious    

CD

MP3

13

32
R&B
40
UK
[Motown 2271]
written by Kenny Whitehead, Errol Johnson, Robert Bell (sample), Ronald Bell (sample) , Donald Boyce (sample), Melvin Brown (sample), Robert Mickens (sample), Claydes Charles Smith (sample), Dennis Thomas (sample) & Ricky West (sample)

video

Luniz
I Got 5 on It37.06/1995

 ②  I Got 5 on It by Luniz

        

MP3

from Operation Stackola   Operation Stackola 

CD

MP3

234

8
US
4
R&B
3
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Noo Trybe 38474]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , Donald Boyce, George Brown, Yukmouth, Denzil Foster, Anthony Gilmour, Numskull, Jay King, Thomas Mcelroy, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas & Ricky West
Louchie Lou & Michie One
38.08/1995

Get Down on It by Louchie Lou & Michie One

        

MP3

6

58
UK
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) , Kool & the Gang & James "J.T." Taylor

video

Kreuz
39.10/1995

Get Down on It by Kreuz

        

MP3

1

168
UK
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) , Kool & the Gang & James "J.T." Taylor

video

Jerald Daemyon
40.11/1995

Summer Madness by Jerald Daemyon

        

MP3

1

60
R&B
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[GRP album cut]
written by Robert Mickens, Alton Taylor, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Ronald Bell , Ricky West (as Richard Westfield) & Dennis Thomas

video

Coolio
41.12/1995

Too Hot by Coolio

        

MP3

from Gangsta's Paradise   Gangsta's Paradise 

CD

MP3

100

24
US
31
R&B
9
UK
[Tommy Boy 7718]
written by Coolio (as Artis Ivey), Brian Dobbs, Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , George Brown, Robert Mickens, Gene Redd, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Woodrow Sparrow & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)

video

Kool & the Gang & J.T. Taylor
42.06/1996

In the Hood by Kool & the Gang & J.T. Taylor

        

MP3

from State of Affairs    

CD

MP3

1

148
UK
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan)  & James "J.T." Taylor

video

Prince Markie Dee
43.1997

Bounce by Prince Markie Dee

        

MP3

1

82
R&B
as Prince Markie Dee & the Soul Convention
[Crave 78604]
written by Claydes Charles Smith, Damon Johnson, Dennis Thomas (as Dennis D.T. Thomas), George Brown, Prince Markie Dee (as Mark Morales), Cory Rooney (as Mark Rooney), Ricky West, Robert Bell (as Robert Kool Bell), Robert Mickens & Ronald Bell 

video

GusGus
44.03/1997

Believe by GusGus

        

MP3

from Polydistortion   Polydistortion 

CD

MP3

1

154
UK
written by Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Daníel Ágúst, Dennis Thomas (as Dennis D.T. Thomas), Páll Gardarsson, Ricky West (as Richard Westfield), Robert Bell, Robert Mickens, Ronald Bell , Siggi Kjartansson & Tommy Boyce

video

Peter Andre
45.08/1997

All About Us by Peter Andre

        

MP3

from Time    

CD

MP3

76

3
UK
written by Montell Jordan, Shep Crawford (as Anthony "Shep" Crawford), Janay Armstrong, Ronald Bell , Robert Bell, George Brown, Eumir Deodato, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, James Taylor, Dennis Thomas, Earl Toon & Marco Tiso

video

Mase
Feel So Good46.11/1997

 ④  Feel So Good by Mase

        

MP3

from Harlem World   Harlem World 

CD

MP3

201

5
US
5
R&B
10
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Bad Boy 79122]
written by Ronald Bell , G. Brown, Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Robert Mickens (as Robert "Spike" Mickens), C. Smith, Dennis Thomas, Rafael Vigil & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)
JT Playaz
47.05/1998

Let's Get Down by JT Playaz

        

MP3

5

64
UK
[rm]
written by Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Dennis Thomas, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., Eumir Deodato, James Taylor, Robert Bell (as Robert Earl Bell), Robert Mickens & Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell) 

video

Pappa Bear
48.05/1998

Cherish by Pappa Bear

        

MP3

from What's My Name?    

CD

MP3

7

47
UK
featuring Van Der Toorn
written by James Taylor, Ronald Bell  & Kool & The Gang

video

Luniz
49.10/1998

I Got 5 on It (remix) by Luniz

        

MP3

16

28
UK
[R]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , Donald Boyce, George Brown, Yukmouth, Denzil Foster, Anthony Gilmour, Numskull, Jay King, Thomas Mcelroy, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas & Ricky West
Tatyana Ali
50.01/1999

Boy You Knock Me Out by Tatyana Ali

        

MP3

from Kiss the Sky   Kiss the Sky 

CD

MP3

79

68
R&B
3
UK
featuring Will Smith
[MJJ Music album cut]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , George Brown, Bobby Caldwell, Raymond Calhoun, Alfons Kettner, Robert Mickens, Kelly Price, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Will Smith, Alton Taylor, Dennis Thomas, Starr Strukk & Ricky West (as Richard West
The Jungle Brothers
51.11/1999

Get Down by The Jungle Brothers

        

MP3

from V.I.P.    

CD

MP3

7

52
UK
written by Afrika Baby Bam (as Nathaniel Hall), Mike Gee (as Michael Small), Alex Gifford, Ronald Bell , Robert Bell, James Taylor, Eumir Deodato, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith) & George Brown

video

Samantha Mumba
Baby, Come On Over (This Is Our Night)52.05/2001

Baby, Come On Over (This Is Our Night) by Samantha Mumba

        

MP3

from Gotta Tell You   Gotta Tell You 

CD

MP3

93

49
US
14
dance
5
UK
[album cut]
written by Samantha Mumba, Claydes Charles Smith, Arnthor Birgisson, Dennis Thomas, Anders Bagge, Meekaaeel Muhammad, George Brown, Earl Toon, James Taylor, Robert Bell & Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell) 
53.02/2002

Baby, Come On Over (This Is Our Night) by Samantha Mumba

        

MP3

from Gotta Tell You   Gotta Tell You 

CD

MP3

2

110
UK
[R]
written by Samantha Mumba, Claydes Charles Smith, Arnthor Birgisson, Dennis Thomas, Anders Bagge, Meekaaeel Muhammad, George Brown, Earl Toon, James Taylor, Robert Bell & Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell) 
Luniz
I Got 5 on It (remix)54.08/2002

I Got 5 on It (remix) by Luniz

        

MP3

3

83
UK
[R]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , Donald Boyce, George Brown, Yukmouth, Denzil Foster, Anthony Gilmour, Numskull, Jay King, Thomas Mcelroy, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas & Ricky West
55.02/2003

I Got 5 on It (remix) by Luniz

        

MP3

1

186
UK
[R]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , Donald Boyce, George Brown, Yukmouth, Denzil Foster, Anthony Gilmour, Numskull, Jay King, Thomas Mcelroy, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas & Ricky West
Joe Budden
Pump It Up56.03/2003

Pump It Up by Joe Budden

        

MP3

from Joe Budden   Joe Budden 

CD

MP3

78

38
US
16
R&B
13
UK
[Def Jam 000395]
written by Ronald Bell , George Brown, Joe Budden, Robert Mickens (as Robert "Spike" Mickens), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith), Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes E.X. Smith), Dennis Thomas (as Dennis "D.T." Thomas) & R. Westfield
Pump It Up57.05/2004

Pump It Up by Joe Budden

        

MP3

from Joe Budden   Joe Budden 

CD

MP3

1

136
UK
[R]
written by Ronald Bell , George Brown, Joe Budden, Robert Mickens (as Robert "Spike" Mickens), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith), Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes E.X. Smith), Dennis Thomas (as Dennis "D.T." Thomas) & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)
Kool & the Gang
58.2006

Steppin' into Love by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

1

96
R&B
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan) 

video

Luniz
59.02/2012

I Got 5 on It by Luniz

        

MP3

4

70
UK
[R]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell , Donald Boyce, George Brown, Yukmouth, Denzil Foster, Anthony Gilmour, Numskull, Jay King, Thomas Mcelroy, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas & Ricky West
DJ Drama
60.03/2013

So Many Girls by DJ Drama

        

MP3

from Quality Street Music   Quality Street Music 

CD

MP3

5

90
US
featuring Wale, Tyga & Roscoe Dash
[Aphilliates Digital]
written by DJ Drama, Wale, Tyga, Jeffrey Johnson, Samuels, Raymond Diaz, A. Taylor, Robert Mickens, Robert Bell, Dennis Thomas, Ricky West, G. Brown, C. Smith & Ronald Bell 

video

James Arthur
Get Down61.11/2013

Get Down by James Arthur

        

MP3

from James Arthur   James Arthur 

CD

MP3

2

96
UK
written by James Arthur, Strider (as Mustapha Omer), Flava (as James Murray), Jonny Coffer, Wayne Hector, Ronald Bell  & Robert Bell
Top 100 hits20363534
Top 40 hits11361720
Top 10 hits612119
✫ #1 hits113
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