Ronnie Milsap, "Get It Up"
Ronnie Milsap always camped out on the cutting edge of country-pop production, so it's no surprise to hear him tapping into the disco trend with 1979's "Get It Up." The blaring horns, funky beat and overtly sexual lyrics are taken straight from the KC and the Sunshine Band playbook, and the track hit the lower reaches of the Dance Club Songs chart that year. Exploring pop sounds was in Milsap's musical DNA from the start. He'd cut his teeth recording R&B-flavored pop for Scepter Records in New York in the mid-Sixties before making his way to Nashville via Memphis in the early Seventies. Beyond "Get It Up," don't miss Milsap's later slice of pop perfection, 1983's "Stranger in My House," and his Top 5 Hot 100 hit, 1981's "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me." H.K.