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The Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant Lyrics

“Let’s All Chant” is a song written by Michael Zager and Alvin Fields and performed by the Michael Zager Band. It was based on an idea originally suggested by former head of A&R Jerry Love after he visited clubs in New York and saw people endlessly chanting “Ooh-ah, Ooh-ah”. Although Zager was first embarrassed when Love asked him to write a song using these chants, he accepted the proposal and later co-wrote “Let’s All Chant” with Fields.

The opening track and lead single from the group’s eponymous LP, “Let’s All Chant” was released as a single in December 1977, with the track “Love Express” as a B-side. An unexpected smash hit, the single reached number one on the disco chart and crossed over to the Soul Singles chart, where it peaked at number 15, and to the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 36. In Europe, the single reached the top 10 in several countries, including the UK, Ireland and France. It eventually sold five million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Recognizable by both its vocal hooks and its classical section, which is featured in the middle of the song, “Let’s All Chant” was well received by critics, who have praised its musical arrangement and its catchiness. Many reviewers regard the song as a classic of the disco era. It also became a turning point in Michael Zager’s career. As well as being used in many TV advertisements and movies, it has become an influential dance song which has been extensively covered or remixed by numerous artists and has been interpolated or sampled in many other tracks.

The Michael Zager Band - Let's All Chant Lyrics

The Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant Lyrics

Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh

(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody work your body

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody work your body

Ah ah eh eh let’s all chant
Ah ah eh eh let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Your body, your body
(Ooh ooh)
Oh work your body

(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s all chant

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody work your body

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody jack your body!

(Ooh ooh)
Let’s
(Ooh)
(Ooh ooh)
Let’s
(Ooh, ooh)

(Ooh, ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh, ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh, ooh)
Let’s all chant
(Ooh, ooh)
Let’s all chant

Ah ah eh eh let’s all chant
Ah ah eh eh let’s all chant
(Ooh ooh)
Your body, your body
(Ooh ooh)
Oh work your body

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody work your body

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody work your body

Your body, my body
Everybody move your body
Your body, my body
Everybody work your body

(Ooh ooh)
Jack your body!
(Ooh ooh)
Jack your body!
(Ooh ooh)
Jack your body!
(Ooh ooh)
Jack, Jack, Jack your body!