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"Get It On (Bang a Gong)"
by Power Station

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Song details
Powerstation albumcover Track number 5
from the album
The Power Station
Previous track: Communication
Next track: Go To Zero
Length: mm:ss
Writer(s): Marc Bolan
Producer(s): Bernard Edwards
Get It On Cover |
Single details
UK release: 1985
US release: 1985
Label: Parlophone - R 6096
Format(s): 7"
B-side(s): "Go to Zero"
Peak chart positions:
#22  UK Singles Chart
#9  US Hot 100

Power Station singles chronology
"Some Like It Hot"
"Get It On (Bang a Gong)" "Communication"

"Get It On (Bang a Gong)" is a cover song released by Power Station in 1985 as the second single from their debut album The Power Station. The track was a minor hit on the UK Singles Chart (reaching number 22) but it peaked at number nine (one place higher than the original) on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

About the songEdit

The original version was a hit song by the British glam rock group T. Rex, released from their best-known album, Electric Warrior. It was titled "Get It On" in the UK and "Bang a Gong" in the United States. It was the second UK number one for T. Rex, and at number 10 in the U.S. was the band's only major American hit. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Get It On" at number 36 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

When Robert Palmer, recording vocals for another track on the Power Station album, heard that the other members had recorded demos for "Bang a Gong", he asked to try that one out as well. Before long, the band had decided to record the entire album with Palmer. This single, along with "Some Like It Hot", became the Power Station's signature songs.

The song was performed live on Miami Vice with Michael Des Barres on vocals, during the band's cameo appearance on the show.

Tracklisting Edit

7": Parlophone / R 6096 (UK) Edit

  1. "Get It On" (45 Mix) - 3:43
  2. "Go To Zero" - 4:57

12": Parlophone / 12 R 6096 (UK) Edit

  1. "Get It On" - 5:31
  2. "Get It On" (45 Mix) - 3:43
  3. "Go To Zero" - 4:57

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