Chart Position: 1

  • #5 bestseller for 1969
  • #145 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Lead vocals: Sly Stone, Rose Stone
  • Backing vocals: Rose Stone, Cynthia Stone, Freddie Stone, Larry Graham and Little Sister
  • Written and produced by Sly Stone
  • Guitar: Freddie Stone
  • Keyboards: Rose Stone
  • Horns: Jerry Martini, Cynthia Stone
  • Recorded in San Francisco CA
  • Later recorded by Peggy Lee (1969), Louie Shelton (1969), Diana Ross & Supremes (1969), Staple Singers (1969), Ripple Blast Singers (1969), William Bell (1969), Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (1969), Steve Allen (1969), Willie Mitchell (1969), Now Generation (1969), Winstons (1969), Four Freshmen (1969), Supremes & Four Tops (1970), Phoenix Authority (1970), Billy Paul (1970), Ikettes (1971), James Last (1971), Dionne Warwick (1972), Joan Jett & Blackhearts (1983), Ta Mara & the Seen (1988), Arrested Development (1992), Aretha Franklin (1991), Sugar Beats (1993), The Mob (1995), Taj Mahal (1999), Mumbo Gumbo (1997), Clinton Administration (2004), Sly & the Family Stone w/Maroon 5 (2006), Lounge-O-Leers (2006), Nick Swisher (2011), Jeff Buckley (2016),  Tumbleweed Wanderers (2014), Parker Millsap (2019) and many others

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