Sing a Song (Earth, Wind & Fire song)

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"Sing a Song"
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Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Gratitude
B-side "Sing a Song (Instrumental)"
Released November 8, 1975
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1975
Genre R&B, soul, funk
Length 3:23
Label Columbia
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)

"That's the Way of the World"
(1975)
"Sing a Song"
(1975)
"Can't Hide Love"
(1976)

"Sing a Song" is a hit song by R&B/funk band, Earth, Wind & Fire, which was written by Maurice White and Al McKay. It was released in 1975 and included on the band's 1975 double-live album, Gratitude. "Sing a Song" spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in January 1976, and it was also successful on the pop chart, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] "Sing a Song" was also a hit on the disco/dance chart peaking at number five.[2]

Reception[edit]

"Sing a Song" is regarded as one of their most popular songs,[citation needed] and it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over one million copies.[3][4]

Covers[edit]

"Sing a Song" was covered by the gospel band Point of Grace on their Platinum album, Life Love & Other Mysteries. Gospel group Take 6 covered the song as the opening track for their 1996 album, Brothers.[5] American Smooth Jazz guitarist Richard Smith covered the song in Smooth Jazz Guitar instrumental format for on his 2003 album, "SOuLIDIFIED".

Appearances in other media[edit]

"Sing a Song" has been featured in the films Something's Gotta Give and The Color of Friendship.[citation needed]

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. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 179. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86. 
  3. ^ RIAA Certification for Sing A Song
  4. ^ "Rock Music, etc., Terms". Georgetown College. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Soulidified overview". Allmusic.com.