Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

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Carl Douglas states that his inspiration to write the song was affected by three factors: he had seen a kung fu movie, later visited a jazz concert by Oscar Peterson, and was suffering from side-effects of pain killers (Douglas had injured his foot playing football). Another account gives his inspiration simply as seeing two kids in London doing kung fu moves.

Dutch TV “performance”:

 

Here is the original version for the people who came here for the actual song:

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