“Let’s Go All the Way” is a song by American dance/New Wave group Sly Fox. Released as a single in 1986 from their debut studio album of the same name, the record went Top 10 in both the U.S. and the UK.
When released, the song was a top 10 hit in the US, peaking at number seven, after reaching number three in the UK Singles Chart earlier in the year.AllMusic notes that “the song’s oddball mix of hip-hop, Latin pop, disco, and New Wave, crossed radio formats, from R&B to Top-40 to ‘Rock of the ‘80s’ stations ruled by the Smiths and the Cure.”On the strength of the single’s multiformat success, the band’s album hit the Top 40 in two formats as well, peaking at number 31 on the Top 200 Albums chart and at number 34 on the Top R&B Albums chart.
The song was covered in 1999 by supergroup The Wondergirls, and in 2000 by Insane Clown Posse.
In the UK and Europe, the track received a remix by Les “Mixdoctor” Adams which added parts of ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen and ‘Fly Girl’ by Boogie Boys.
Sly Fox was a short-lived American 1980s duo, consisting of Gary “Mudbone” Cooper, an African American funk session musician and former vocalist with Parliament-Funkadelic, and Michael Camacho, a Puerto Rican vocalist.
The duo was assembled by the British producer, Ted Currier, and presented as wholesome, clean living teen idols, an image that contrasted sharply with the perceived sexual connotation of the title of their lone hit.
The group’s sole album Let’s Go All the Way was released on Capitol Records in 1985, and the title track “Let’s Go All the Way” became a Top 10 hit in both the US and UK the following year. The follow-up singles, “Stay True” and “Don’t Play With Fire”, marked a return to their teen idol image, but these sold poorly.
Since the dissolution of the band, Cooper has remained involved in the music industry. His most recent album, Fresh Mud, was a collaboration with Dave Stewart that combined blues and rap. Meanwhile, Camacho has concentrated on jazz singing, and he released his solo album Just For You.