Shakey Ground

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For the television sitcom, see Shaky Ground.
"Shakey Ground"
Single by The Temptations
from the album A Song for You
Released February 1975
Recorded 1974 at Hitsville USA
Genre Soul
Length 3:11
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Jeffrey Bowen
Al Boyd
Eddie Hazel
Producer(s) Jeffrey Bowen

"Shakey Ground" is a 1975 R&B single by The Temptations. It was co-written by Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel, who plays lead guitar on the song. Original Funkadelic bassist Billy "Bass" Nelson also plays on the song. The song is the last by the legendary group to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart: the song also crossed over to the pop chart, reaching number twenty-six on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song was also covered by Phoebe Snow, Etta James on her 1989 album Seven Year Itch and many other singers. Fishbone covered this song on their 2000 album Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx. Aerosmith announced in May 2012 that they are covering the song on their upcoming album Music from Another Dimension!, on which it ended up a Japan bonus track.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 572. 
Preceded by
"L-O-V-E (Love)" by Al Green
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
April 6, 1975
Succeeded by
"What Am I Gonna Do With You" by Barry White