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Rock Your Baby
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Rock Your Baby

George McCrae
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Song Meaning and Background of Rock Your Baby by Geroge McCrae


A classic disco hit that has captivated audiences since its release in 1974.


The lyrics of the song primarily revolve around a plea for affection and intimacy from the singer to his love interest. The repeated use of the phrase "take me in your arms, rock me" suggests a desire for physical and emotional closeness. It could also be interpreted as a metaphor for the singer's desire to feel nurtured and cared for, similar to how a mother soothes and rocks her baby.


In addition to the catchy melody and infectious rhythm, the soaring soulful vocals of McCrae make the song stand out as a true classic. Despite the many changes in how we consume and listen to music, Rock Your Baby continues to reverberate through our culture, making it one of the most timeless hits of all time.


Originally recorded by Harry Wayne Casey, the lead singer of the group KC and the Sunshine Band, before being given to George McCrae for his version of the song, the track is considered a key component of the "TK Sound." Record producer Richard Finch and engineer Harry Wayne Casey used a Roland TR 77 drum machine to create the beat, which was the first to stay in the pocket, opening up the dance floor to anyone who wanted to bust a move.


A few months later, John Lennon's number-one hit "Whatever Gets You Through the Night," which had a chord sequence quite similar to that of "Rock Your Baby," was released. Later, Lennon acknowledged adopting the song as inspiration. In a 1975 interview, he stated of the song, "I'd give my eyetooth to have written that." Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA also credited the song as the source of inspiration for the "Dancing Queen" background track, which they released in 1976.


The song was a huge smash all over the world, peaking at number one on the Hot 100 in the US for two weeks in July 1974, the R&B chart for two weeks, and the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in July 1974.


Lyrics of Rock Your Baby by Geroge McCrae


Sexy woman

 

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

 

There's nothin' to it

Just say you wanna do it

Open up your heart

And let the lovin' start

 

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

 

Yeah, hold me tight

With all your might

Now let your lovin' flow

Real sweet and slow

 

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

 

C'mon...

 

Aaaaaaah woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

Oo, oo, oo

Woman, take me in your arms

Rock your baby

 

Ah-aah, yeah

Take me in your arms and rock me

Ah-aah, yeah

Take me in your arms and rock me

Ah-aaaah

Release Date

1974

Songwriter/s

Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch

Producer/s

Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch

Label/s

TK Records, Jay Boy (UK)

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