The Pride (The Isley Brothers song)

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"The Pride (Part I & II)"
Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Go For Your Guns
B-side "The Pride (Part II)"
Released 1977
Format 7" Single
Genre Funk
Length 5:34
Label T-Neck
2262
Writer(s) Rudolph Isley
O'Kelly Isley
Ronald Isley
Ernie Isley
Marvin Isley
Chris Jasper
Producer(s) The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"Harvest for the World"
(1976)
"The Pride (Part 1)"
(1977)
"Livin' in the Life"
(1977)

"The Pride" is a 1977 funk song by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint. The song, which was the first single released from their album, Go For Your Guns, was written as a warning to politicians to be the leader that the people need and to others who want change reminding them that "the pride makes (them) feel that (they) belong". The song was one of several socially conscious political songs the Isleys recorded throughout the 1970s including "Fight the Power Pts. 1 & 2" and "Harvest for the World". While the song peaked at a dismal number sixty-three on the pop charts, it reached number-one on the R&B singles chart becoming the group's third number one on the chart.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Preceded by
"At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)" by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
April 23, 1977
Succeeded by
"Got to Give It Up (Part 1) by Marvin Gaye

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 278.