Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #412:”Express Yourself”- Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band. August 22, 1970.
- Single: ” Express Yourself”- Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band.
- Record Company- Warner Bros.
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Charles Wright
- B-side: “Living On Borrowed Time”
- Album- Express Yourself
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #12 15 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
I wonder if the thought crossed Charles Wright’s mind when he wrote this song that it would forever live- in commercials. I don’t know if I have ever heard this song on the radio but I’ve heard it hundreds of times on television commercials. Charles Wright had 7 Hot 100 singles from 1967-71 with 3 cracking the Top 40. His biggest hit was “Do Your Thing” #11 in 1969. Wright was born in blues country- Clarksdale, Mississippi but raised in Los Angeles. He was an R&B singer-songwriter, pianist and producer. He got his big break with the help of Bill Cosby.