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Popcorn Hot Butter (Musicor, 1972)

Hot Butter was an instrumental cover band fronted by keyboardist Stan Free. In 1972 they scored an international hit with Popcorn, a cover of the 1969 Gershon Kingsley single. Hot Butter’s version relied on the Moog synthesizer for its sound. Popcorn sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

Hot Butter released two albums Hot Butter (1972) and More Hot Butter (1973), both primarily cover songs. Popcorn is regarded as an early “forerunner of both disco music and synth pop.”