The Vamps have actually covered Kung Fu Fighting.
The British band’s version of the track is set to roll over the end credits of the upcoming animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 and features on the film’s official soundtrack which was released on 22 January.
“It’s amazing that our own version of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ will be heard everywhere around the world and it was an honour to be asked to put our spin on such an iconic song. Shooting the video was so much fun!”
Iconic indeed. Originally released in 1974 by Carl Douglas, the track was an international hit, reaching #1 in the UK, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. A 1998 remix from Bus Stop saw it return to the UK top 10 where it reached #8, and went on to sell over 400,000 copies.
Watch the video for The Vamp’s take up top.