Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting

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For this weekend I thought I’d give you something vintage. Nothing feels as good as classic sounds, to somewhat paraphrase our iconic skinny feeling Kate Moss.

Thank you for this beautiful week, for your great comments, I wish you have the most amazing weekend yet! There’s a little over a week to spend from 2009, be wise and full of love while spending those days! Enjoy Carl Douglas 1974 Kung Fu Fighting! (more info right after the jump!)

You might ask yourself what’s wrong and why haven’t I chose a Christmas song this week: well, simply because we have all these days till Christmas to grace our eyes and ears with a tiny carol or Christmassy song every day! Today it’s “Kung Fu Fighting!”.

The video I included here is a bit un-synchronized but at least it’s the original and it’s the most relevant of them all. Kung Fu Fighting was one of those one time wonders written in a moment of inspiration that would never spark again in Carl Douglas. The time was around 1974 when everyone was mesmerized by Kung Fu and the treasures of Chinese culture. The song was largely covered and reproduced on various movie soundtracks for both the big and the little screen (Wayne’s World 2, Beverly Hills Ninja, Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour 3 to name just a few).


#1 Ellington on 12.19.09 at 8:56 am

This song always makes me laugh.
I remember a friend of mine lost a bet with me and I told him that for his penance he had to go up on the museum auditorium stage, while wearing a visor and lypsync to this very tune! HA!
Dude chickened out and offered to pay me cash instead. Ah… there is no money that could have ever equaled the priceless value that him doing that song would have had. ;)
Actually this could be construed as a Christmas shopping song.
You know when you are out there battling the crowds. ; )

#2 Ellington on 12.19.09 at 8:57 am

Happy weekend and week ahead everyone! :)

#3 Adriana on 12.19.09 at 9:30 am

You both are funny! Right, nothing tastes as good as classic sound and Christmas shopping is Kung Fu Fighting! Hahaha……:D

Happy weekend and good luck all with the last Christmans shoppings and preparations.

#4 kpriss on 12.19.09 at 1:35 pm

riiight! Should have posted this pre-Black Friday! lol!

(did he actually went through with it in the end? :D)

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