Stuff Like That

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"Stuff Like That"
Single by Quincy Jones Feat. Chaka Khan & Ashford & Simpson
from the album Sounds...and Stuff Like That!!
Length3:05 (Radio edit) 6:16 (Album version)
Songwriter(s)Ashford & Simpson, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Quincy Jones, Ralph MacDonald, Richard Tee
Quincy Jones Feat. Chaka Khan & Ashford & Simpson singles chronology
"Roots Medley"
"Stuff Like That"
"Ai No Corrida"

"Stuff Like That" is a hit song with music and lyrics written by Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Ralph MacDonald and Richard Tee. The song was originally an instrumental rhythm track. Jones worked on the track with Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan and studio musicians Gadd, Gale, MacDonald and Tee to turn it into a single. Ashford & Simpson and Khan featured as vocalists while George Young was playing alto saxophone. The song was included on Jones' 1978 album Sounds...And Stuff Like That!. The single spent one week at number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1]

For his 1995 album Q's Jook Joint Jones modernized the song. This time vocals were provided by Ashford & Simpson, Khan, Brandy, Charlie Wilson and Ray Charles while Greg Phillinganes was playing keyboards. In 2002 the song was featured in a Peter Lindbergh-directed Gap TV commercial starring Will Kemp, this time credited to QJ's Jook Joint and Brothers Johnson.[2]


Charts (1978) Peak


Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) 23
Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart) 24
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 32
US Billboard Hot 100 21
US R&B (US R&B Singles Chart) 01


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 307.
  2. ^ Best Spots in: Adweek