If someone were to mention The Kings to most Americans, my guess is that the most common response (other than “Who?”) would be something along the lines of “Hey, aren’t they that group that sang ‘Lola’?” No, The Kings were a Canadian rock group that formed in the late 70s and, per the group’s official website, refer to themselves as a one-hit wonder…which they basically were…though their one hit was two songs together: “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide”.
In late 1985, the Chicago Bears were dominating the NFL, cruising to a 15-1 record. It was widely expected that they would continue to win easily all the way through the Super Bowl.
What was not widely expected is that they would release a hit song along the way. But along came “The Super Bowl Shuffle”.