Chart Position: 1

  • #29 on Recording Industry of America’s ‘Songs of the Century’
  • #439 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs of all time
  • Won Best R&B performance- group Grammy award
  • Written and originally recorded by Jim Weatherly as ‘Midnight Plane to Houston’ (1973)
  • Lead vocals: Gladys Knight
  • Backing vocals: Merald Knight, Edward Patten and William Guest
  • Produced by Kenny Kerner
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • This is Gladys Night & Pips’ only #1 single
  • This song was inspired by a conversation Jim Weatherly had with his friend the late actress Farrah Fawcett
  • Also recorded by Cissy Houston (1973), Willie Lindo (1974), Ferrante & Teicher (1974), Keisa Brown (1975), Lynn Anderson (1982), Indigo Girls (1995), Jennifer Jason Leigh (1996), Sandra Bernhard (1998), Renee Geyer (2003), Paris Bennett (2006), Human Nature (2006), Joan Osborne (2007), Emma Wood (2009), David Clayton-Thomas (2010), Neil Diamond (2010), Dartmouth Aires (2011), Garth Brooks (2013), Aretha Franklin (2014), Meg Birch (2015), Simone Gundy (2016) and many others

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