In the Stone

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"In the Stone"
In The Stone EWF.jpg
Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album I Am
B-side "Africano and Biyo"
Released 1979
Format 7", 12"
Genre R&B, funk
Length 4:48
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Allee Willis, David Foster and Maurice White
Producer(s) Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"After the Love Has Gone"
"In the Stone"
"Can't Let Go"
"After the Love Has Gone"
"In the Stone"
"Can't Let Go"

"In the Stone" was a single for R&B/funk band Earth, Wind & Fire in 1979, written by Allee Willis, David Foster and the band's leader Maurice White. Released from their studio album I Am, it rose to 58, 23 and 53 on the US Hot 100, US R&B and UK Singles charts respectively. [1][2]

Popular culture[edit]

In the 1990s French TV broadcaster TF1 used the song for the Sunday night movie show Ciné Dimanche.

The song was extensively used in the openings, promotions and broadcastings of the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile during the decades of the 1980s and 1990s. Although its use has been discontinued, the song is still associated with the annual event in the country.

Previously, in Brazil, it was the opening theme of Silvio Santos' show Porta da Esperança, aired in the 1980s by SBT.

During the 1980s, Channel 7 in Sydney, Australia used it as the intro for its midday movies.

The song can also be heard in Charles Stone III's 2002 film Drumline.

In the 1980s it was used as the opening theme of the show Hitpanorama on Austrian radio station Ö3

The song was also used for making promo spots on Radio Caroline in 1979 promoting the Caroline Fanbals in Belgium.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 23


  1. ^ Allmusic (Earth, Wind & Fire > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)
  2. ^ "Earth Wind & Fire - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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