500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Sly and the Family Stone, 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)'
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410. Sly and the Family Stone, 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)'

Writer: Sly Stone
Producer: Stone
Released: Jan. '70, Epic
13 weeks; No. 1

The double-sided smash "Thank You"/"Everybody Is a Star" was Sly's sole new release in 1970. "Thank You" rode on the finger-popping bass of Larry Graham, who played like that in a duo with his organist mother. "I started to thump the strings with my thumb," he said, "to make up for not having a drummer."

Appears on: Anthology (Epic)

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