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"I've Got the Music in Me" is a pop song by The Kiki Dee Band, released in 1974. It was written in 1973 by Bias Boshell, Kiki Dee Band's keyboardist.

"I've Got the Music in Me"
I've Got the Music in Me - The Kiki Dee Band.jpg
Single by The Kiki Dee Band
from the album I've Got the Music in Me (album)
B-side"Simple Melody"
Released26 July 1974
Format7" single
LabelThe Rocket Record Company
Songwriter(s)Bias Boshell
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
The Kiki Dee Band singles chronology
"Hard Luck Story"
"I've Got the Music in Me"
"How Glad I Am"

The song entered the UK Singles Chart on 7 September 1974, reached number 19 and stayed in the chart for eight weeks.[1]

On the Billboard pop chart in the United States, "I've Got the Music in Me" peaked at number 12 on October 19, 1974.[2]

It is also the title of a Kiki Dee Band album released in 1974 and re-mastered and re-issued with bonus tracks in 2008.

The song is upbeat, describing in various ways how the singer will not be deterred or impeded in their goals, because they possess the quality of 'having the music' in them.


Chart historyEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1974) Peak
Australia KMR 52
Canada RPM Top Singles[3] 20
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[4] 9
UK (OCC) 19
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 12
US Cash Box Top 100[6] 18

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1974) Rank
Canada RPM Top Singles[7] 166
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[8] 119


  • Kiki Dee – vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric guitar
  • Bias Boshell – piano, electric piano
  • Phil Curtis – bass guitar
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Phil Dunne – engineer
  • Gus Dudgeon – producer
  • Clive Franks – assistant producer

Cover versionsEdit


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 146–147. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Lonergan, David (2005). Hit Records, 1950-1975. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 106. ISBN 0-8108-5129-6.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1974-12-07. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1974-11-02. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, December 7, 1974
  7. ^
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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