Music Is My Life

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Music Is My Life
Music Is My Life.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 1972
GenreSoul, rock
ProducerBilly Preston
Billy Preston chronology
I Wrote a Simple Song
Music Is My Life
Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Music Is My Life is the seventh studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1972. The album contains Preston's first number 1 single,[2] "Will It Go Round in Circles", and a cover of the Beatles' song "Blackbird". It is also the first of his albums to feature his future A&M Records label-mates the Brothers Johnson. Another track, "God Loves You", was issued on a single as the B-side of "Slaughter", Preston's theme song for the 1972 film of the same name.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Billy Preston, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "We're Gonna Make It" – 3:13
  2. "One Time or Another" (Preston, Robert Sam) – 2:49
  3. "Blackbird" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:48
  4. "I Wonder Why" (Preston, George Johnson) – 5:43
  5. "Will It Go Round in Circles" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 4:28
  6. "Ain't That Nothin'" (Preston, Joe Greene, Sam) – 3:47

Side two

  1. "God Loves You" (Preston, John Schuler) – 2:50
  2. "Make the Devil Mad (Turn on to Jesus)" – 5:22
  3. "Nigger Charlie" (Preston, Greene) – 6:31
  4. "Heart Full of Sorrow" (Preston, Johnson) – 3:35
  5. "Music Is My Life" – 3:58




  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Music Is My Life > Overview )))
  3. ^ Tobler, John (2011). I Wrote a Simple Song/Music Is My Life (CD booklet). Billy Preston. BGO Records. p. 6.