That's the Way of the World (Earth, Wind & Fire song)
|"That's the Way of the World"|
|Single by Earth, Wind & Fire|
|from the album That's the Way of the World|
|Released||June 17, 1975|
|Format||7", 45 RPM|
|Length||3:12 (single version)|
5:44 (album version)
|Songwriter(s)||Maurice White, Charles Stepney, Verdine White|
|Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology|
"That's the Way of the World" is a song recorded by the band Earth, Wind & Fire, released as single in June 1975 on Columbia Records. The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song is the title track of Earth, Wind & Fire's 1975 album That's the Way of the World. The track was produced by bandleader Maurice White, who also wrote the song along with Charles Stepney and Verdine White.
|Canada RPM Top Singles||20|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||5|
|Rolling Stone||U.S.||The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time||2005||337|
|Bruce Pollock||U.S.||The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944–2000||2005||*|
|Mark Ellingham||U.S.||The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download||2007||*|
(*) designates lists that are unordered.
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- "Earth, Wind & Fire: That's The Way Of The World (Hot Soul Songs)". billboard.com.
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- "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. April 7, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2015.