|"Move On Up"|
|Single by Curtis Mayfield|
|from the album Curtis|
|Released||June 25, 1971|
|Length||8:49 (album version)|
"Move On Up" is a song by Curtis Mayfield from his 1970 debut album Curtis. Nearly nine minutes long on the album version, it was released as a single in the United States (Curtom 1974), but failed to chart. An edited version of the song spent 10 weeks in the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart in 1971, peaking at No. 12, and it has become a soul classic over the years.
Cover versions and sampling
In 1979, disco trio Destination recorded a medley, incorporating "Keep on Pushing", a 1964 hit by the Impressions, also written by Mayfield. Along with the tracks "Up Up Up" and "Destination's Theme", "Move On Up" hit number one on the disco chart for four weeks. It peaked at number sixty-eight on the soul singles chart.
In popular culture
The song also appeared in the 2020 animated film Trolls World Tour.
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