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Monday, July 13, 2020

Forrest - "Rock The Boat (TopPop)" [R'n'B, Soul, Funk]

Rock The Boat (TopPop)

"Rock The Boat (TopPop)" music video by Forrest
Added: 13-07-2020
Genre : R'n'B, Soul, Funk
Description : Forrest - Rock The Boat • TopPop

Forrest M. Thomas (Galveston, 21 april 1953 – Tilburg, 9 september 2013), better known as Forrest, was an American singer living in Holland. This cover of the Hues Corporation song of 1974 charted high in the Netherlands. It reached #4 on the Dutch Top 40 on 29 January 1983

Broadcast date: 9 January 1983

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"Rock the Boat" is a song by American trio The Hues Corporation, written by Wally Holmes. "Rock the Boat" was first featured on their 1973 debut studio album Freedom for the Stallion (a different edit version, which was the single, later appeared on certain editions of the band's 1974 second album Rockin' Soul). It was released as the third single from the album in early 1974, to follow up Stallion's title song, which had peaked at number sixty-three on the Hot 100, and "Miracle Maker (Sweet Soul Shaker)" which did not chart.

Initially, "Rock the Boat" appeared as though it would also flop, as months went by without any radio airplay or sales activity. Not until the song became a disco favorite in New York did Top 40 radio finally pick up on the song, leading the record to finally enter the Hot 100 and zip up the chart to number one the week of July 6, 1974, in only its seventh week on the chart (and fourth week in the Top 40). The record also reached the top ten in the United Kingdom. "Rock the Boat" is considered one of the earliest disco songs. Some authorities proclaim it to be the first disco song to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while others give that distinction to "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, a chart-topper from earlier in 1974. The song became a gold record. It is a heavy airplay favorite on oldie and adult contemporary stations today.

"Rock the Boat" was covered in 1982 by the Dutch/American singer Forrest Thomas. His version also made the UK top five (number 4) and the top 10 of the American Dance/Disco chart. 

Tags : 1983, 80s, Forrest

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