(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People

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(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
Givemorepowertothepeoplealbum.jpg
Studio album by The Chi-Lites
ReleasedJuly 1971
Recorded1970-1971
GenreR&B, soul
Length35:53
LabelBrunswick
ProducerEugene Record
The Chi-Lites chronology
I Like Your Lovin'
(1970)
(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
(1971)
A Lonely Man
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People is the third studio album by American soul group The Chi-Lites, produced and largely written by lead singer Eugene Record. The album was released in 1971 on the Brunswick label.

History[edit]

The album includes the hit single "Have You Seen Her", which reached No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100. It was also successful on the UK Singles Chart, reaching No. 32. The song was later covered by MC Hammer in 1990. The title track, which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 4 on the RB chart, and No. 32 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] was featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Panther. Two other singles, "We Are Neighbors" and "I Want to Pay You Back (For Loving Me)", were released to moderate success. The album was the first of four consecutive Chi-Lites albums to make the R&B top 5, peaking at No. 3. It also reached at No. 12 on the pop chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Yes I'm Ready (If I Don't Get To Go)"Eugene Record, Revé Gipson4:14
2."We Are Neighbors"Eugene Record, Quinton Joseph3:41
3."I Want to Pay You Back (For Loving Me)"Eugene Record4:41
4."Have You Seen Her"Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin5:08
5."(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People"Eugene Record2:58
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Love Uprising"Eugene Record2:32
7."Troubles a' Comin'"Eugene Record3:15
8."You Got Me Walkin'"Eugene Record2:40
9."What Do I Wish For"Eugene Record, Carl Davis2:48

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Album
Chart (1971) Peak
position[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 12
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
1971 "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" 26 4
"We Are Neighbors" 70 17
"I Want to Pay You Back (For Loving Me)" 95 35
"Have You Seen Her" 3 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  3. ^ "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  4. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Chi-Lites". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31.

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