The Gist

When There Was No Ducking Disco

Listening back to Billboard hits of 1976, the year that gave us “Disco Duck.”

Rick Dees’ 1976 hit, “Disco Duck.”

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On the Gist, Chris Molanphy takes us back to 1976, the year we learned the true meaning of “booty” and the inherent value of shake-shake-shaking it. Molanphy writes the “Why Is This Song No. 1?” column for Slate.

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