Nothing from Nothing (Billy Preston song)
|"Nothing from Nothing"|
|Single by Billy Preston|
|from the album The Kids & Me|
|B-side||"My Soul Is a Witness"|
|Released||August 5, 1974|
|Billy Preston singles chronology|
"Nothing from Nothing" is a song written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher and recorded by Billy Preston for his 1974 album The Kids & Me. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in October 1974, becoming Preston's second solo chart-topper in the United States (following his 1973 hit "Will It Go Round in Circles"). It spent four and a half months on the chart.
Preston performed "Nothing from Nothing" later on Saturday Night Live - the first musical performance ever on the show. The song was also used in a Chevrolet commercial, and prominently featured in the 2008 film Be Kind Rewind.
- Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 139. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 468.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 197.
- "Top 100 Hits of 1974/Top 100 Songs of 1974". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
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