BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #365: “SHINING STAR”- EARTH, WIND & FIRE -MAY 24, 1975

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Billboard #1 Hits: #365: “Shining Star”- Earth, Wind & Fire. May 24, 1975, #1 for 1 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Shining Star”- Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Record Company-Columbia
  • Genre: Funk
  • Written by Maurice White, Larry Dunn and Phillip Bailey
  • B-side: “Yearnin’ Learnin'”
  • Album- That’s The Way Of The World
  • Grade:A+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire was inspired by looking up into the starry sky while a stroll one night while the band was working on what would become their- That’s The Way Of The World album- he took his ideas to the band- and the result was their first big pop hit- which went all the way to #1- the only #1 of their career.

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