1971 James Brown – Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)
By the late sixties, James Brown had begun producing music that was decidedly more funk than soul. His biggest hit in 1971 sounds more like a punchline than a song title. James co-wrote Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants) and produced it himself. The song ran nearly seven minutes altogether, and James broke it into three parts for a single release.
James usually had at least one chart-topping single on the R&B chart each year, and that was his first #1 record that year.
The single also reached #15 on the Hot 100. He wouldn’t reach the top twenty on the Hot 100 again until Living In America from the film Rocky IV reached #4 in 1986.
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