Our ‘Tickets @2′ song of the day is a #1 hit released in 1976 “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas.
Douglas was a session singer for Pye records when he wrote it. He got the idea for the song when he saw two kids in London doing some Kung Fu Moves. “Kung Fu Fighting” was recorded in 10 minutes intended as the ‘B’ side of another song. It had a slow start but the timing was right since Bruce Lee was a big star at the time and Kung Fu movies were very popular.
Douglas is from Jamaica, and the first Jamaican-born singer to have a #1 hit in the US. The song was used in the 2008 Kids’ movie Kung Fu Panda, performed by Cee-Lo Green and Jack Black.
We’ll take caller #7 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) when it plays between two and three to win a pair of tickets to see the Pacific Symphony perform a Tchaikovsky Spectacular August 25th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.