Shower the People
|"Shower the People"|
|Single by James Taylor|
|from the album In the Pocket|
|B-side||"I Can Dream of You"|
|Genre||Soft rock, folk rock, pop rock|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
|Producer(s)||Russ Titelman & Lenny Waronker|
|James Taylor singles chronology|
"Shower the People" reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. that fall, remaining in the Top 40 for eight weeks. It also topped the Easy Listening chart for one week, Taylor's third song to do so, following 1971's "You've Got a Friend" and 1975's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)".
In Canada, the song fell short of the Pop Top 40, however, it did reach number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Its b-side, a cover of Taylor's brother Livingston Taylor's song "I Can Dream of You", is a non-album track.
- James Taylor – lead vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitars
- Carly Simon – harmony vocals
- Lee Sklar – bass guitar
- Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion
- Victor Feldman – orchestral bells, vibes
- Clarence McDonald – Fender Rhodes, hornorgan
- Nick DeCaro – hornorgan, voiceorgan
"Shower the People" was later recorded by:
- Country music artist Glen Campbell
- 4 Runner
- Christian rock performer Mylon LeFevre
- Dance music artist Kristine W
- R&B singer Babyface
- Marcia Hines and Belinda Emmett
- Gospel artist/singer Anita Wilson
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1976-09-11. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
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