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    THE JACKSONS - SHAKE YOUR BODY DOWN TO THE GROUND

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    "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", released in December 1978, is a 1979 hit single recorded by The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records

    The most successful of the Jacksons' disco/funk-era recordings for Epic, "Shake Your Body" (originally demoed as "Shake a Body") was produced by the Jackson brothers, written by Michael and Randy Jackson, and featured Michael on lead vocals.

    Released to radio in a single edit of three minutes and forty-five seconds and played in its full nearly seven-minute version by clubs, the single charted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number three on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. "Shake Your Body" sold over two million copies, attaining double-platinum status from the Recording Industry Association of America.

    The single was later sampled by musical artist Shaggy for the single "Dance and Shout".