The Life of a Song: Lady Marmalade

"Lady Marmalade" began life as a sleazy soul anthem by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan before being funked up by Labelle, given an R&B twist by Sheila E and overlaid with cheesy rap for the film "Moulin Rouge". Ian McCann charts its evolution.
Credit: Epic, 20th Century Records, Fania, Warner Bros., Polydor Associated Labels