The Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong) (1985)
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"Get It On" is a song by the English glam rock group T. Rex, featured on their 1971 album Electric Warrior. "Get It On" was ...
"Get It On" is a song by the English glam rock group T. Rex, featured on their 1971 album Electric Warrior.
"Get It On" was covered by The Power Station in 1985. Their version – referred to as "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" in the US – was released as their second single from their debut album. The track was a strong hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, where the single peaked at number nine (one place higher than the original) in the summer of 1985. Meanwhile, in the UK, the song reached number 22 on the UK Singles Chart. When Robert Palmer heard that the other Power Station members had recorded demos of the song, he asked to try out vocals for it. 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.
On 13 July 1985, the Power Station (as well as Duran Duran), had a participation at Live Aid, on the Philadelphia concert, in which the band performed the song, this time with the British singer Michael Des Barres on vocals.
The female dancer featured in the video is American dancer/singer-songwriter Sara Carlson.
The song also was performed live with Michael Des Barres on vocals, in the Miami Vice episode "Whatever Works", which featured all of the then-touring group in cameo roles.