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