«Get Down on It» is a song originally recorded by the funk/R&B/pop band Kool & The Gang on their album Something Special in 1981. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard charts in early 1982, displaying some of the characteristics of a blend of pop and funk, with the title of the song repeating continuously. The song entered the UK charts on 19 December 1981 on the record label De-Lite and reached number 3, their highest chart hit in the UK at that time. It spent a total of 12 weeks in the charts before drifting out of sight. Ten years later it was re-released in the UK charts on the record label Mercury but only reached number 69 and was on the chart for only one week. In 1997 the German rapper and DJ Der Wolf covered it for the German song “Gib’s doch gar nicht”. In 2004, the song was re-recorded as part of a collaboration with BlueMy Morning Jacket covered the song at their midnight set at Bonnaroo 2008.

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