Livin' for the Weekend (The O'Jays song)

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"Livin' for the Weekend"
Single by The O'Jays
from the album Family Reunion
B-side "Stairway to Heaven"
Released February 1976
Genre R&B, Philly soul, disco
Length 2:50 (single edit)
6:35 (album version)
Label Philadelphia International
Writer(s) Kenny Gamble, Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff
Producer(s) Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
The O'Jays singles chronology
"I Love Music"
(1975)
"Livin' for the Weekend"
(1976)
"Family Reunion"
(1976)

"Livin' for the Weekend" is a song by American R&B vocal group The O'Jays, released also the second single from their eleventh album Family Reunion (1975). It spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in the spring of that year. It was also successful on the pop charts, peaking at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The B-side of the single, "Stairway to Heaven", proved to be just as popular. It has become a staple of Quiet Storm and adult contemporary R&B radio.[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 20
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 438. 
Preceded by
"Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single (with "Stairway to Heaven")
April 24 – May 1, 1976
Succeeded by
"Movin'" by Brass Construction