Shower the People

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"Shower the People"
Shower the People label.jpg
Single by James Taylor
from the album In the Pocket
B-side "I Can Dream of You"
Released June 1976
Genre Soft rock, folk rock, pop rock
Length 4:32
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) James Taylor
Producer(s) Russ Titelman & Lenny Waronker
James Taylor singles chronology
"Shower the People"
"Woman's Gotta Have It"

"Shower the People" is the opening track on James Taylor's 1976 album In the Pocket. The song features Carly Simon on backing vocals.

"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)".[1]

Cover versions[edit]

"Shower the People" was later recorded by:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)