Winning (Russ Ballard song)

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"Winning"
Single by Russ Ballard
from the album Winning
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:40
Label Epic
Writer(s) Russ Ballard
"Winning"
Single by Santana
from the album Zebop!
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:29
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Russ Ballard
Santana singles chronology
"Searchin'"
(1981)
"Winning"
(1981)
"The Sensitive Kind"
(1981)

"Winning" is a pop rock single originally written and recorded by Russ Ballard on his 1976 album of the same name. It was subsequently recorded by Latin rock band Santana for the 1981 album, Zebop!. The lead vocal on the Santana version was performed by Alex Ligertwood. It was the sixth track on the album and was released as the third single (backed with "Brightest Star") and as a promotional music video. The Santana version 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 also recorded by Rock/R&B singer Nona Hendryx (formerly of Labelle) for her 1977 debut solo album.

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