Top 10 Hits of Earth Wind and Fire
Earth, Wind and Fire #1 Singles
Earth, Wind and Fire is one of the most popular R&B band from the 70s and 80s. The group, which was formed in 1969 and been active every since has won 6 Grammy Awards, and 4 American Music Awards. In the year 2000 Earth, Wind and Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Eric Clapton, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Moonglows, Bonnie Rait, and James Taylor. During the course of their career Earth, Wind and Fire has had 7 Top Ten Hits on the Billboard charts including:
Earth, Wind and Fire's first #1 Record came in 1975 with the song "Shining Star" from their album That's the Way of the World. The song hit #1 on the the Hot Soul Singles charts (renamed the R&B charts) and also on the Hot 100 charts as well, knocking Tony Orlando and Dawn's "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) out of the #1 spot. The song was so popular that it won the Grammy for Best R & B performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for that year.
"Sing a Song"
The song, "Sing a Song" was released in November 1975 and became one of Earth, Wind and Fire's most popular hits. The song, which was featured on the band's live double album, Gratitude spent time on Billboard's Hot 100 chart peaking at #5 and also on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, also peaking at #5. Its spent two weeks in the #1 spot on the Hot Soul Singles charts.
"Got to Get You into My Life"
Earth, Wind and Fire's third #1 Hot Soul Single came in 1978. The song was later bumped out of the #1 position by Funkadelic's "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)." The song was a critical success and won the band a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist as well a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
This is one of Earth, Wind and Fire's most popular songs. In 1978, "September" made it to #1 on the Hot Soul Singles charts, #3 on the UK Singles Chart, and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The chart experienced a resurgence in popularity in the UK in 1999 climbing to #25 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2011 the song again regained popularity after being featured in the French movie Intouchables and peaked at #29 in France. To date "September" has been featured in various movies and TV shows.
"Boogie Wonderland" (featuring the Emotions)
Earth, Wind and Fire teamed up with R&B/Soul group The Emotions for "Boogie Wonderland" which is another EWF fame favorite. In 1979 at the time of it's release the song was a commercial success. In the United States song, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles Chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In the United Kingdom "Boogie Wonderland" peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart.
"After the Love Has Gone"
In 1979 Earth, Wind and Fire teamed up with hit-maker David Foster to create the song "After the Love Has Gone" for their album, I Am. The song was wildly successful. It made it to the #2 position on the Hot Soul Singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts; #3 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart (now the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks Chart); and #4 on the UK Singles Chart. "After the Love Has Gone" was also a critical success. The song won the Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by Duo or Group and was nominated for Record of the Year.
Earth, Wind and Fire's last Top 10 hit to date came in in 1981 with the song "Let's Groove" from the album Raise! "Let's Groove" was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The Song reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and #3 the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart.
As 2012 Earth, Wind and Fire continue to perform all across the world. For many these Earth, Wind and Fire hit songs are part of the soundtrack of their life.