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RECENT TIMELINE

1980...# 25 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Kool & The Gang - "Ladie's Night" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Ladie's Night").
from the LP Ladie's Night
ARC chart run: 25 - 21 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 13 - 20 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 53
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

February
Kool & The Gang - "Too Hot" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Too Hot,"
from the LP Ladie's Night
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 20 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 15 - 21 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 49
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the
Top 10 with "Too Hot."

November
Kool & The Gang - "Celebration" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Celebration."
from the LP
Celebrate!
ARC chart run: 34 - 29 - 25 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 6 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 8 - 15 - 24 - 34 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 11
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1981...# 20 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Kool & The Gang - Ladie's Nightbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 10 with "Celebration."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit
#1 for a week with "Celebration."

June
Kool & The Gang - "Jones Vs. Jones" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Jones Vs. Jones."
from the LP
Celebrate!
ARC chart run: 36 - 31 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 194
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

October
Kool & The Gang - "Take My Heart" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Take My Heart."
from the LP
Something Special
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 25 - 22 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 26 - 29 - 36 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 109
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
Kool & The Gang - 'Celebrate'button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang topped the Billboard 1981 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Soul Singles Artist - Duo/Group.

1982...# 27 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang won an
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group.

March
Kool & The Gang - "Get Down On It" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Get Down On It."
from the LP
Something Special
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 23 - 20 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 21 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 86
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the
Top 10 with "Get Down On It."

September
Kool & The Gang - "Big Fun" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Big Fun."
from the LP
As One
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 24 - 22 - 21 - 19 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 145
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)."
Kool & The Gang - "Let's Go Dancing" (Single)from the LP As One
ARC chart run: 37 - 35 - 32 - 32 - 29 - 25 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 151
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...# 93 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang won an
American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist.

December
Kool & The Gang - "Joanna" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Joanna."
from the LP
In The Heart
ARC chart run: 36 - 30 - 24 - 21 - 19 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 7 - 10 - 15 - 32 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1984...# 28 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the
Top 10 with "Joanna."

March
Kool & The Gang - 'Something Special'button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "Tonight" from the LP In The Heart.

1985...# 8 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Misled."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang were nominated for 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group and Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Fresh."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Cherish."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Emergency."

1986...# 114 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Kool & The Gang - Emergencybutton.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Emergency), and were nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Victory."

1987...# 36 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Kool & The Gang hit the Top 40 with "
Stone Love."

2000...

October
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VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs included "Celebration" at # 43.

2004...

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2006...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Lead guitarist and co-founder of the group, Claydes Charles Smith, died in New Jersey at the age of 57.



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