A funky dance song by Earth Wind & Fire got o the top of the charts in 1976 – Sing A Song.
Written by Maurice White and Al McKay, the song was a mix of soul, funk and R&B and was the lead single from the double-album Gratitude, the band’s first live album and their sixth album release.
Produced by Maurice White, Charles Stepney and Joe Wissert, the album’s lead single was released in November 1975, at the same time as the album by Columbia Records. The single was released on the A side and the B side had an instrumental version.
Mixing live songs with a few recorded songs, Sing A Song was one of the recorded songs, and rose to the top of the Billboard R&B charts, hitting number one for a week and then again two weeks later.
The album was certified triple platinum, and landed as the number two hot selling album of 1976, while Sing A Song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100.