1969 SONG OF THE DAY-‘ THANK YOU [FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN}

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1969 Song of the Day is- “Thank You { Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin} by Sly and The Family Stone. In the late 60’s Sly and The Family Stone were on fire- this was part of a double A sided single along with Everybody Is A Star. The single went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the soul singles charts. Thank You makes references to earlier Sly and The Family Stone hits- Everyday People, Sing A Simple Song, You Can Make It If You Try  and Dance To The Music. Sly Stone wrote the song because he was frustrated that even though the band at this point was at the peak of their popularity- he felt the people weren’t getting his message which was racial harmony. The band was revolutionary in its make up- a racially integrated band with male and female members.  It is on their first Greatest Hits album. The band had originally planned on it being released on an album-that ended up not being completed. There was a 20 month gap between albums which back in the late 60’s was a lifetime-so the Greatest Hits was released- the first Sly and The Family Stone album I ever owned- and I wasn’t a bit disappointed. Sly and The Family Stone one of the most exciting bands from that era. Thank You is ranked by Rolling Stone at #402 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.

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6 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY-‘ THANK YOU [FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN}

  1. I know this song from the cover version by Magazine.
    I’ll have to listen to both versions to see which I prefer, often it is the one first heard, but not always. Chris

    • Daughter no 2 and I listened to both versions. We concurred Sly was great fun and Magazine was ‘music to slit wrists to’. Chris

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