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
- 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.