“Knock on Wood” was a huge hit today in 1966 and 1979!

It was 1966 and Eddie Floyd’s song “Knock on Wood” soared to the top of the charts. Legend has it
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It was 1966 and Eddie Floyd’s song “Knock on Wood” soared to the top of the charts. Legend has it that the song was written in the Lorraine Motel Memphis, Tennessee and Steve Cropper said there was a lighting storm the night that he and Eddie wrote the song, hence the lyrics ‘It’s like thunder and lightning, The way you love me is frightening’.

It’s one of the most cover songs of the last 50 years, with renditions by Otis Redding, Eric Clapton and David Bowie.

But perhaps the most successful version of “Knock on Wood” was recorded by Amii Stewart, who made a disco version of the song in 1979. It reached number one in the U.S. charts in April 1979 and went platinum.

Here’s some of those memorable lyrics:

Cause your love, is better
than any love I know
It’s like thunder, lightning
The way you love me is frightening
You better knock, knock,
on wood, baby, oooh ooh oooh oooh ooh, baby

I’m not superstitious, about ya
But I can’t take no chance
You got me spinnin’, baby
You know I’m in a trance

‘Cause your love, is better
than any love I know
It’s like thunder, lightning
The way you love me is frightenin’
You better knock, knock, knock
on wood, baby oooh ooh ooh ooh, baby oooh ooh ooh ooh

Think I better knock, knock, knock on wood
Think I better knock, knock, knock on wood
Think I better knock, knock, knock on wood
Think I better knock, knock, knock on wood
Think I better knock…

Tell us, what do you remember about this song?

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