"Move on Up" is a song by Curtis Mayfield from his 1970 debut album Curtis. In 1971, the song spent ten weeks in the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart, but it did not chart in the United States. In 2001 Bran Van 3000 recorded "Astounded", which featured Curtis Mayfield singing the lyrics of "Move on Up". In 2008, it was used at the end of the movie Semi-Pro, starring Will Ferrell and was covered by Lettuce featuring Dwele on Rage! album, as well as Los Fabulosos Cadillacs on the 2009 album El Arte De La Elegancia De LFC (under the Spanish title "Vamos Ya"). It was also covered by The Jam on the 1982 “Beat Surrender” EP.. It was featured prominently in the Wire episode Margin of Error (The Wire), as the ex-con Dennis "Cutty" Wise jogs across town listening to the song on Election Day.
In 1979, disco trio, Destination, recorded the song, incorporating the song, "Keep on Pushing", a 1964 hit by The Impressions. Along with the tracks, "Up Up Up" and "Destination's Theme, "Move on Up", hit number one on the disco chart for four weeks. It peaked at number sixty-eight on the soul singles chart.
"Move On Up" is regularly featured in concerts by the Hip-Hop group The Roots.
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