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"Disco Inferno" performed by The Trammps

Lyrics
(written by Leroy Green and Ron Kersey)

Burn baby burn! Burn baby burn! Burn baby burn! Burn baby burn!
Burnin'!

To my surprise, listen! One hundred stories high
People gettin' loose y'all, they're gettin' down on the roof - Do you hear?
The funk was flaming, out of control
It was so entertainin', when the boogie started to explode
I heard somebody say

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!
Burn baby burn! - Burn that mother down
Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!
Burn baby burn! - Burn that mother down
Burnin'!
Satisfaction (uhu hu hu) came in the chain reaction
(burnin') I couldn't get enough, till I had to self-destroy)
The heat was on (burnin'), rising to the top, huh!
Everybody goin' strong (uhu hu hu)
And that is when my spark got hot
I heard somebody say

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!
Burn baby burn! - Burn that mother down, yoh!
Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!
Burn baby burn! - Burn that mother down
Burnin'!

Up above my head I hear music in the air - I hear music!
That makes me know there's somebody somewhere

Satisfaction came in a chain reaction - Do you hear?
I couldn't get enough, so I had to self destruct
The heat was on, rising to the top
Everybody goin' strong
That is when my spark got hot
I heard somebody say

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!
Burn baby burn! - Burn that mother down
Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno, yeah!
Burn baby burn! - Burn that mother down x2 Burnin'!

MUSIC TURN AROUND (12 bars)

I just can't stop
Till my spark gets hot
Just can't stop
When my spark gets hot

MUSIC TURN AROUND (24 bars)

Burning, burning, burning, burning 6X (24 bars)

(Lyrics courtesy of SoundTrack Lyrics Source #1, with many corrections by me, Paul Rudoff)

Music Video

This song was not specifically written for the movie. It came out in 1976, eight years before the movie, on The Trammps album of the same name. That album was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame on September 19, 2005 at a ceremony held in New York City. There are two versions of this music video. The Studio Version is the most common, as it is the one shown on television on VH-1 Classic. It features the band in a discotheque-themed studio, complete with mirror ball. The New York City Version, which I've personally only seen online, features the band singing the song on a dock (or a ferry boat?) in the City circa the late-1970s.

Studio Version
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Video provided by MTV via iFilm/Spike (username "mtvmusicvideos").

New York City Version
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Video provided by YouTube user TheOldSkoolMan.