Roll with It (Steve Winwood song)
|"Roll with It"|
|Single by Steve Winwood|
|from the album Roll with It|
|B-side||"The Morning Side"|
|Released||August 11, 1988|
|Genre||Pop rock, blues|
|Length||5:20 (album version) 4:30 (single edit)|
|Writer(s)||Steve Winwood, Will Jennings, Holland-Dozier-Holland|
|Producer(s)||Steve Winwood, Tom Lord-Alge|
|Steve Winwood singles chronology|
"Roll with It" is a song recorded by Steve Winwood for his album, Roll with It, released on Virgin Records. It was written by Winwood and songwriter Will Jennings. Publishing rights organization BMI later had Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland credited with co-writing the song due to its resemblance to the Junior Walker hit "(I'm a) Roadrunner".
The single spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the summer of 1988. It topped the Billboard adult contemporary chart for two weeks, and also spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart. In addition, the song reached No. 30 on the R&B chart. In the United Kingdom, the song reached No. 53 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Steve Winwood: lead & backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ, Fairlight programming, drums, bass guitar
- The Memphis Horns
- Tessa Niles & Mark Williamson: backing vocals
- Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 705.
- Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 336.
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|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
July 30, 1988 - August 20, 1988
"Monkey" by George Michael
"Make Me Lose Control" by Eric Carmen
|Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
August 6, 1988 - August 12, 1988
"I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" by Elton John
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