Sing a Song (Earth, Wind & Fire song)

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"Sing a Song"
EarthWind&Fire - Sing a Song1.jpg
Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Gratitude
B-side"Sing a Song (Instrumental)"
ReleasedNovember 1975
Format7", 12"
Recorded1975
GenreR&B, soul, funk
Length3:26
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Maurice White, Al McKay
Producer(s)Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"That's the Way of the World"
(1975)
"Sing a Song"
(1975)
"Can't Hide Love"
(1976)

"Sing a Song" is a song recorded by R&B/funk band, Earth, Wind & Fire, which was issued as a single in November 1975 on Columbia Records.[1] The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

"Sing a Song" spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart.[2] The song was composed by Maurice White with Al McKay and produced by White and Charles Stepney. An instrumental version of Sing a Song was the b-side of the single. Sing a Song also came off the band's 1975 album, Gratitude.[1]

Samples and covers[edit]

"Sing a Song" was covered by the gospel group Point of Grace on their 1996 album, Life Love & Other Mysteries and jazz guitarist Richard Smith on his 2003 album SOuLIDIFIED. Take 6 also covered the song on their 1996 album, Brothers.[4][5][6]

"Sing a Song" was sampled by Beyoncé on the track "Hey Goldmember" from the soundtrack to the 2002 feature film Austin Powers in Goldmember.[6]

Appearances in other media[edit]

"Sing a Song" appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 feature film The Color of Friendship.[7] The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the 2003 feature film Something's Gotta Give.[8]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Earth, Wind & Fire: Sing a Song (Liner notes and text). Columbia Records. November 1975.
  2. ^ a b "Earth, Wind & Fire: Sing A Song (Hot Soul Songs)". billboard.com.
  3. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire: Sing A Song (Hot 100)". billboard.com.
  4. ^ Point of Grace Songbook. Hal Lenoard. 1998.
  5. ^ "Take 6: Brothers". jazztimes.com.
  6. ^ a b "Earth, Wind & Fire: Sing a Song". genius.com.
  7. ^ "The Color of Friendship (Soundtrack)". imdb.com.
  8. ^ "Something's Gotta Give (Soundtrack)". imdb.com.