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"Afternoon Delight"

Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
Single by Starland Vocal Band
from the album Starland Vocal Band
Released 1976
Length 3:16
Writer(s) Bill Danoff
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"Afternoon Delight" is a 1976 song by the Starland Vocal Band, written by Bill Danoff, featuring close harmony and sexually suggestive lyrics. It became a number-one U.S. Billboard Hot 100 single on July 10, 1976.

Concurrent to the Starland Vocal Band's version, country singer Johnny Carver had a Top 10 version of his own on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

In the 1990s and 2000s, "Afternoon Delight" was featured in several film and television shows, albeit often in an ironic sense, such as Get a Life (Chris Wins a Celebrity), Good Will Hunting, PCU, Boogie Nights, The Rules of Attraction, The Spirit of '76, Starsky & Hutch, Arrested Development (as part of a plot point in the episode "Afternoon Delight"), The Simpsons ("The Fat and the Furriest"), Family Guy (in an alternate scene from the episode "Stewie Kills Lois"), Rules of Engagement, Sports Night Complete Savages, South Park and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; it was featured prominently in a 1991 episode of Murphy Brown, where a number of the characters flashed back to the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. In 1983, The Circle Jerks also covered this song as one of the six cover versions on "Golden Shower of Hits (Jerks on 45)", which appears on their third album with the same title. A British experimental folk music band Current 93 used an industrial-style cover version as an introduction to their performances of their 2009 album.

The name for the song comes from the name of a special menu of the same name at Clyde's restaurant in Georgetown.[1]


  1. ^ According to the author, it was not an "all-out sex song" but rather one that "hinted at sex." Starland Vocal Band

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Preceded by
"Silly Love Songs" by Wings
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
July 10 - July 17, 1976
Succeeded by
"Kiss and Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans


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