September

September (Earth, Wind & Fire)

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"September" is a song by Earth, Wind & Fire which was written by Maurice White, Al McKay and Allee Willis. It was recorded during the I Am sessions and released as a single in 1978. Featured on the band's album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, September reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart, number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the UK singles chart.

The song was one of their top three most famous in the UK, next to "Boogie Wonderland" and "Let's Groove". "September" sold over a million copies and it has been certified gold as up until the RIAA lowered the sales levels for certified singles in 1989, a Gold single equaled 1 million units sold. "September" was later certified Gold for digital sales by the RIAA.

Kirk Franklin does a gospel version of "September" on the Earth, Wind and Fire tribute album Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire. Australian R&B group Past To Present briefly charted with a cover of the song in October 1996. In 1999 the song was remixed by Phats & Small and was titled "September 99" becoming a dance hit. The song was covered by Sisqo and Vitamin C during the credit roll of the movie Get Over It. The song...

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