Getaway (Earth, Wind & Fire song)

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Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Spirit
B-side"Getaway (Instrumental)"
Format7", 12"
GenreR&B, soul, funk
Songwriter(s)Bernard "Beloyd" Taylor and Peter Cor Belenky
Producer(s)Maurice White, Charles Stepney
Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"Can't Hide Love"
"Saturday Nite"

"Getaway" was a hit song for R&B/funk band Earth, Wind & Fire in 1976 and written by Beloyd Taylor and Peter Cor Belenky. Released from their Spirit album, it spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 9, 1976.[1][2] Along with the track, "Saturday Nite", "Getaway" peaked at number twelve on the disco charts.[3] It has been covered by Lee Ritenour and His Gentle Thoughts.[4] A remixed version also appears on the soundtrack for the 2005 PlayStation 2 video game Gran Turismo 4.


"Getaway" sold over a million copies and has been certified gold as up until the RIAA lowered the sales levels for certified singles in 1976, a gold single equaled 1 million units sold.[5][6]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1976-77) Peak
Canada RPM Top Singles 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 179.
  2. ^ "Getaway" by Earth, Wind & Fire (Hot 100) – Billboard (magazine). Retrieved August 31, 2018
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86.
  4. ^ Spirit on
  5. ^ RIAA Certification for After the Love Has Gone[dead link]
  6. ^ "Rock Music, etc., Terms". Retrieved 2009-03-23.

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