Shinin' On

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Shinin' On
Studio album by Grand Funk Railroad
Released March 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Hard rock
Length 33:52
Label Capitol Records
Producer Todd Rundgren
Grand Funk Railroad chronology
We're an American Band
(1973)We're an American Band1973
Shinin' On
All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
(1974)All the Girls in the World Beware!!!1974
Singles from Shinin' On
  1. "The Loco-Motion"/"Destitute and Losin'"
    Released: May 1974
  2. "Shinin' On"/"Mr. Pretty Boy"
    Released: July 1974

Shinin' On is the eighth album by Grand Funk Railroad and was released in 1974. Although not as successful as its predecessor, We're an American Band (1973), it peaked at #5 in the US and was certified gold, and its first single, a cover of "The Loco-Motion" topped the U.S. charts.[1] The original cover was done in bi-visual 3-D and included the required blue and red lensed glasses to view it. A Quadraphonic mix of the album was available in the Quadraphonic 8-Track cartridge format. The title song was featured in The Simpsons' 7th season episode "Homerpalooza" on May 19, 1996.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (B) [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shinin' On" (Brewer, Farner) - 5:59
  2. "To Get Back In" (Farner) - 3:56
  3. "The Loco-Motion" (Goffin, King) - 2:46
  4. "Carry Me Through" (Brewer, Frost) - 5:34
  5. "Please Me" (Brewer, Farner) - 3:37
  6. "Mr. Pretty Boy" (Brewer, Farner, Frost) - 3:08
  7. "Gettin' Over You" (Brewer, Frost) - 3:59
  8. "Little Johnny Hooker" (Farner) - 4:59

Bonus tracks - CD Release[edit]

  1. "Destitute and Losin'" (Farner) - 7:03
  2. "Shinin' On" (2003 Remix) (Brewer, Farner) - 6:09




Year Chart Peak Position
1974 Billboard 200 5[3]
Canada 2[4]
Norway 10[5]


Year Single Chart Position
1974 "The Loco-Motion" Billboard Hot 100 1
Canada 1
Germany 10
Australia 7
"Shinin' On" Billboard Hot 100 11[6]
Canada 13