November 22, 2018 | by: billgulliver

That’s The Way I Like It!

The 1970’s introduced some funky dance music into the pop world known as the Miami Sound. Out of this Miami Sound genre emerged a band destined to change the course of pop music, KC and the Sunshine Band.

One of the most popular American pop groups of its time, KC and the Sunshine Band earned the second of their five #1 pop hits on this day Nov ember 22nd, 1975 when “That’s The Way (I Like It)” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. KC and the Sunshine band eventually became the first music act to score four #1 hits in a 12 month period since the Beatles in 1964.

 

Three of those hits went to #1 on the R&B Charts as well. The Band continued there string of hits with “I’m Your Boogie Man” and “Keep it Coming Love” in 1977. In a  New York Times review of one of the group’s live appearances, they gave props to the band… “KC has the stage presence and the musical ability to bridge the cultural chasm separating white performers and black listeners as well as between black music and white audiences.”

It was more than disco…it was Miami Sound…”That’s The Way I Like It!”