Free (Deniece Williams song)

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Single by Deniece Williams
from the album This Is Niecy
Released March, 1976
Format 7", CD single
Recorded Autumn 1975
Genre Soul, R&B
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Deniece Williams, Hank Redd, Nathan Watts, Susaye Greene
Producer(s) Maurice White, Charles Stepney

"Free" is a popular 1976 song by Deniece Williams which was included on her album This Is Niecy. Written by Williams, Hank Redd, Nathan Watts and Susaye Greene and produced by Maurice White (of Earth, Wind and Fire) and Charles Stepney.

"Free" was Williams' breakthrough single as it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard R&B chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in the UK it stayed at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in May 1977.[1][2]


Year Chart Position
1976 US R&B 2
1976 US Billboard Hot 100 25
1977 UK Singles Chart 1




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  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 339. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ This is Niecy Charts at AllMusic
  4. ^ "ChartArchive - Deniece Williams". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Young, Black, Rich and Famous - M-Doc | Awards". AllMusic. 1998-10-27. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  6. ^ "Free overview". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  7. ^ "Jazz Vibes by Ginger Dee". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Free - Deniece Williams | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  9. ^ "Bebi Dol - Čovek Rado Izvan Sebe Živi (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
Preceded by
"Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA
UK number -one single
May 7, 1977
Succeeded by
"I Don't Want to Talk About It/The First Cut is the Deepest" by Rod Stewart