Early in the Morning (Gap Band song)
|"Early in the Morning"|
|Single by The Gap Band|
|from the album Gap Band IV|
|B-side||"I'm in Love"|
|The Gap Band singles chronology|
"Early in the Morning" is a song originally performed by The Gap Band and written by member Charlie Wilson and producers Lonnie Simmons and Rudy Taylor. It was released as a single in 1982 and went on to become their biggest hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 24, and also topped Billboard's R&B chart for three weeks. The single also peaked at number 13 on the dance charts.
The song became a hit again when Robert Palmer covered it in 1988. This version peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is to date the highest charting version of the song on that chart.
The song was used as the music for a film-making montage in Michel Gondry's 2008 film Be Kind Rewind.