Sing a Song (song)

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"Sing a Song"
Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Gratitude
B-sideSing a Song (Instrumental)
ReleasedNovember 8, 1975
Format7", 12"
Recorded1975
GenreR&B, Funk
Length3:23
LabelColumbia
Writer(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)
 
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"Sing a Song"
Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Gratitude
B-sideSing a Song (Instrumental)
ReleasedNovember 8, 1975
Format7", 12"
Recorded1975
GenreR&B, Funk
Length3:23
LabelColumbia
Writer(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)
For the Sesame Street and Carpenters song, see "Sing". For the song "Sing a Song" sung by Tomokazu Sugita, see Chobits Character Song Collection.

"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 gold 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]

Appearances in other media[edit]

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

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1976)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 1005
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play5
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles1
Preceded by
"Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
January 31, 1976
Succeeded by
"Turning Point" by Tyrone Davis

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". spider.georgetowncollege.edu. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Soulidified overview". Allmusic.com.