Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'

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"Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'"
Single by Stargard
from the album Stargard
B-side "Disco Rufus"
Released 1977 (1977)
Genre Funk, disco, R&B, soul
Length 3:10 (7" version)
7:00 (Album version)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Producer(s) Mark Davis
Stargard singles chronology
"Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'"
(1977)
"Disco Rufus"
(1978)

"Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'" was a hit song by R&B female vocal group Stargard. The song was written by Norman Whitfield and produced by Mark Davis. It was the main theme from the soundtrack to the Richard Pryor movie, Which Way Is Up? It was also included on the group's self-titled debut album. It spent two weeks at number one on the R&B charts in February, 1978 and peaked at number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] The single also peaked at number twelve on the disco charts.[2]

In 1999, Marcia Hines recorded a version for her album Time of Our Lives.

Preceded by
"Our Love" by Natalie Cole
Billboard's Hot Soul number-one single
February 4–11, 1978
Succeeded by
"Too Hot ta Trot" by The Commodores

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 548. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 244.