500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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

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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