8/31/17: Earth Wind & Fire “Sing a Song”
We all know Earth, Wind & Fire. Even if you’ve never paid their extensive back catalogue any attention — which would mean you were missing out on some excellent music — the legendary Chicago band has had an incredible influence on popular music as we know it today. Jumping genres across R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African music, Maurice White and company have been making music described by Rolling Stone as “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing” for decades. Earth, Wind & Fire are a lot of things to a lot of people, but one thing’s for sure: they’re a musical force to be reckoned with.
The lineup of EWF has changed over the years, but their six Grammy awards, 12 American Music Awards and well over 100 million records sold tells you everything you need to know. A legendary horn section, incredible harmonies and interplay between instruments, and a string of hit after hit that topped the charts, from “Shining Star” to “September” made EWF the first African-American act to sell out the Madison Square Garden.
Earth, Wind & Fire make music to dance to, music that encourages celebration. So many of their songs are bursting with positivity and good vibes, and the music in my head today is definitely one of those! It’s “Sing a Song,”which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released. It’s a song all about smilin’ and believin’, and the positivity and willingness to be open to something as simple as singing a song that keeps this world alive and in color. It’s the kind of song we all could always use a little more of, so enjoy!
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