500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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LaBelle, 'Lady Marmalade'

485. LaBelle, 'Lady Marmalade'

Writers: Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan
Producer: Allen Toussaint
Released: Jan. '75, Epic
18 weeks; No. 1

This hit about a Big Easy streetwalker remains in rotation 35 years after it hit Number One. The group was from Philadelphia, but the nasty groove was classic New Orleans, with producer Toussaint and his house band, legendary R&B stalwarts the Meters, funking up the beat. Thanks to the ladies of LaBelle, every disco fan now knows at least one line of French: "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?"

Appears on: Nightbirds (Epic)


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