Nothing from Nothing (Billy Preston song)

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"Nothing from Nothing"
Single by Billy Preston
from the album The Kids & Me
Released August 5, 1974 (August 5, 1974)
Genre Soul
Length 2:38
Label A&M
Producer(s) Billy Preston

"Nothing from Nothing" is a song written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher and recorded by Billy Preston for his 1974 album The Kids & Me. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in October 1974, becoming Preston's second solo chart-topper in the United States (following his 1973 hit "Will It Go Round in Circles").[1] Preston performed the song later on Saturday Night Live - the first musical performance ever on the show. The song was also used in a Chevrolet commercial, and prominently featured in the 2008 film Be Kind Rewind.


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 139. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 

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Preceded by
"I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
October 19, 1974
Succeeded by
"Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners