1969 Song of the Day is “Stand!” by Sly & The Family Stone. “Stand!” is a single from Sly and The Family Stones 4th album- Stand!- which was released on this date 50 years ago. The single went to #22 on the Billboard Hot 100- the b-side to the single was “I Want To Take You Higher.” Stand! was written by Sylvester Stewart- aka Sly Stone. Rolling Stone magazine has ranked it at #241 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. In the late 60s-early 70’s Sly and The Family Stone were flying high with a string of great hit singles and albums. Stand! a song with a fairly simple message– Stand up for yourself was one of their best. The album Stand!was the first album of theirs to crack the Top 100 on the album chart.