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Shaolin Soccer(Kung Fu Fighting)

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Shaolin Soccer(Kung Fu Fighting)

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Kung Fu Fighting is a song written and performed by Carl Douglas and Vivian Hawke. It was released as a single in 1974, at the cusp of a chopsocky film craze, and quickly rose to the top of British and American charts. The song also is famous for its use of the quintessential Oriental Riff--a short musical phrase that is used to signify Asian culture.

Use in film, television & video games

The song has been used in several movies since 1990 where there is a light-hearted spirit to the martial arts, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Shaolin Soccer, Little Manhattan, Epic Movie, City of God, Beverly Hills Ninja, Sin noticias de Dios, Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Bowfinger, Kung Fu Panda, and Rush Hour 3, in which Chris Tucker sings the song after successfully defeating a group of Triads in martial combat. It also has been used in trailers for the films Kung Fu Panda, Disney's Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, & Kung Fu Hustle, and a cover by Cee-Lo Green and Jack Black is used over the end credits of Kung Fu Panda.

The song also appeared in early versions of Dance Dance Revolution and appears in the video games Boogie for the Wii system and Kung Fu Chaos for the Xbox system. The song is featured on the soundtrack of a ZooYork skate podcast filmed on their latest trip to 

功夫 (Kung Fu Hustle): Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
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Lyric
 
Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chineese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand knew trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they did it with expert timing

(repeat)..make sure you have expert timing
Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning
 

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Ban
Ban posted over 6 years ago
This song is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Smile
Chickenjoejoe
Chickenjoejoe posted over 5 years ago

This movie kick ass and the soundtrack is good too.