500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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Earth, Wind and Fire, 'Way of the World'

337. Earth, Wind and Fire, 'Way of the World'

Writers: Maurice White, Verdine White, Charles Stepney
Producer: Maurice White
Released: March '75, Columbia
16 weeks; No. 12

"Way of the World" was the title song of a little-seen movie starring Harvey Keitel as an idealistic label exec and EWF as the band he wants to produce, rather than white-bread pop acts. The movie was rereleased as Shining Star in 1977, and it flopped again. The song, however, was a Top Five R&B hit in 1975.

Appears on: That’s the Way of the World (Columbia)

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