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.
Uses in other media
"That's the Way of the World" has been sampled by Three 6 Mafia on the track "Ridin in Da Chevy" and Cam'ron on the "Do Ya Thing (Remix)". The song has also been sampled by Nas on his 2007 track Where Are They Now (West Coast Remix) and BeBe & CeCe Winans on the song Never Thought off their 2009 album Still.
|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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