Harvest for the World (song)

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"Harvest for the World"
Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Harvest for the World
Released 1976
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1976
Genre Funk/Soul
Label T-Neck
Writer(s) The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
Producer(s) The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"Who Loves You Better (Part 1)"
"Harvest for the World"
"The Pride (Part 1)"

"Harvest for the World" is a 1976 single released by American musical group The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. It was from their 1976 album Harvest for the World.

Background and composition[edit]

One of their socially conscious singles (about world peace), the song was composed by Ernie Isley, who wrote most of the lyrics, together with Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper, with additional lyrics and musical arrangements added by the three original members O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald. As on many Isley Brothers records, Ronald sung lead on the song while his older brothers O'Kelly and Rudolph usually backed him up.

Chart performance[edit]

The song became a top ten R&B hit, peaking at #9, and peaking at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It was a bigger pop hit in the UK, reaching #10 on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]

Cover versions[edit]

The Christians released a hit cover of the song that reached #8 in the UK.[citation needed] British/American superband The Power Station recorded a cover of it for their 1985 album, was rumored to have been a potential 4th single.



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 278.