Shakey Ground

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"Shakey Ground"
Single by The Temptations
from the album A Song for You
B-side"I'm a Bachelor"
ReleasedFebruary 1975
Recorded1974 at Motown Recording Studios in Los Angeles
Songwriter(s)Jeffrey Bowen
Alphonso Boyd
Eddie Hazel[1]
Producer(s)Jeffrey Bowen
The Temptations singles chronology
"Happy People"
"Shakey Ground"

"Shakey Ground" is a 1975 R&B single by The Temptations. It was co-written by Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel, who plays lead guitar on the song.


Original Funkadelic bassist Billy "Bass" Nelson also plays on the song.


Chart history[edit]

"Shakey Ground" was the last by the group to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart: the song also crossed over to the pop chart, reaching number twenty-six on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 26
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by many artists:


  1. ^ "". 1975. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 572.