Raise Your Hand

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"Raise Your Hand" is a song written by Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, and Alvertis Isbell (Al Bell). It was recorded by Floyd and appeared on his 1967 debut album Knock on Wood. It was released as a single that year, where it reached #16 on the Black Singles Chart and #79 on the Pop Singles Chart.

The song was part of Janis Joplin's concert repertoire and was performed by her at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Her rendition of the song later appeared on the 1993 compilation Janis. It was also played by The J. Geils Band, and appeared on their 1976 live album Blow Your Face Out. The song has long been a favorite of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for several decades and a 1978 performance of it was included on their Live/1975–85 box set. A version of the song appeared on Clarence Clemons and Temple of Soul's 2004 album Live in Asbury Park, Vol. 2 featuring Bruce Springsteen on lead guitar and lead vocals. The song was also recorded by Ike and Tina Turner.