In 1974, The Hues Corporation scored a massive smash success with “Rock the Boat”; the infectiously bubbly and upbeat tune hit #1 on the Billboard charts, sold a million copies, and remains one of the first major hit disco songs from the 70s. “Rock the Boat” is the band’s lasting legacy. The exquisite pop song is incredibly hooky and has harmonies that went on for days. It led to a new, danceable sound that became a forerunner to the disco beats that would arise soon after.
“Rock the Boat” is found on several movie soundtracks, “Roll Bounce,” “Man on the Moon,” “Lawn Dogs,” “The Devil’s Own,” “Carlito’s Way,” “The Spirit of 76,” and “The Martian.”
The song is also in M&M commercials plus episodes of the television shows; The Sopranos, The West Wing, Ed, and The Simpsons.
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