System of Survival

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"System of Survival"
Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Touch the World
B-side "Writing on the Wall"
Released 1987
Format 7", 12"
Genre new jack swing, R&B
Length 3:59
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Skylark
Producer(s) Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"Boogie Wonderland" (Remix)
(1986)
"System of Survival"
(1987)
"Thinking of You"
(1987)

"System of Survival" is a song by R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire which was written by Skylark. It was released in 1987 as a single and included on the band's 1987 album, Touch the World. System of Survival peaked at number 1 on the R&B and Dance singles charts.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
December 12, 1987 - December 19, 1987
Succeeded by
"I Want to Be Your Man" by Roger
Preceded by
"Bad" by Michael Jackson
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
November 21, 1987 - December 5, 1987
Succeeded by
"Pump Up the Volume" by MARRS