Hey America

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"Hey America Vocal"
Single by James Brown
from the album Hey America
B-side"Hey America Sing Along"
Released1970 (1970)
GenreFunk, Christmas music
  • 3:42 (Vocal)
  • 3:42 (Sing Along)
  • Nat Jones
  • A. William Jones
Producer(s)James Brown

"Hey America" is a Christmas song recorded by James Brown. It appeared on his 1970 Christmas album of the same name. It was released as a single that failed to chart in the United States,[1] but reached #47 on the UK Singles Chart in 1971.[2]

Spin magazine characterizes the song as "a churning, overwrought orchestral groove, over which JB apparently improvises a totally incoherent rant about Christmas, peace protesters, God, partying, and (tellingly) wine."[3]


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ "Hey America (song by James Brown) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. 1971-11-27. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ http://www.spin.com/2012/12/25-weirdest-darkest-christmas-songs/spinlogo_13/