"Winning" is a pop rock single written by Russ Ballard, recorded by Latin rock band Santana for the 1981 album, Zebop!. The lead vocal on the recording is by Alex Ligertwood. "Winning" is the sixth track on the album and was released as its third single (backed with "Brightest Star") and as a promotional music video. The song reached number 2 on the Mainstream Rock Charts and number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Santana's tenth most successful song. "Winning" was originally recorded by Rock/R&B singer Nona Hendryx (formally of Labelle) for her 1977 debut solo album.