- September (song)
Name = September
Earth, Wind & Fire
from Album =
The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
B-side = "Can't Hide Love"
Released = September 1978
Length = 3:34
Label = CBS
Maurice White, Al McKay, Allee Willis
Producer = Earth, Wind & Fire
Last single = "
Got to Get You into My Life" (1978)
This single = "September" (1978)
Next single = "In the Stone" (1979)
"September" (sometimes called "Dancing in September") is a song written by
Maurice White, Al McKayand Allee Willis, and recorded as a hit single by Earth, Wind & Firein 1978. The single reached #1 on the U.S. R&B chart, #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #3 in the UK.cite book |title= Rock N' Roll Gold Rush |last= Dean |first= Maury |authorlink= Maury Dean |coauthors= |year= 2003 |publisher= Algora |location= |isbn= 0-87586-207-1 |pages= 289 |url= ] The song was one of their top three most famous in the UK, next to " Boogie Wonderland" and " Let's Groove".
Appearances in other media
*It is used in the video game "
Donkey Konga" (Europe release).
cover versionof the song also appears during a stage of the Nintendo DS video game" Elite Beat Agents". This song is one of the few in the game where the instrumentals "do not" get solos for the breaks/cutscenes, but instead the vocalist keeps singing.
*A remix is played in the Japanese
nightclubin the film "Babel" with Fatboy Slim's song "The Joker."
*EWF sang a special TV-related version of the song with the
Black Eyed Peasat the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
*It is played at the closing scene in the film "
Night at the Museum", when all the museum exhibits are having a party in the museum at night.
*The song served as
Al Gore's campaign theme during his 2000US Presidential campaign.
*In the Netherlands, X-Factor's second finalist Richy sung this in one of the broadcasts.
Xbox 360game "" a remix called "September 1999" is playable.
*The song is in GuitarFreaks V4 and DrumMania V4.
*In the closing credits of the
Kirsten Dunstmovie "Get Over It", the song is performed by Sisqoand Vitamin C.
Kirk Franklindoes a gospel version of the song on the Earth, Wind and Firetribute album "Interpretations".
*In the movie,
The Ringer, this song is used during the dance near the end of the movie.
*In the movie,
Dan in Real Life, an apparently remixed version of the song is used during the outdoor scene involving the whole family attempting aerobics. Despite its apparent importance to the development of the characters, it is not included on the soundtrack.
1999) the song was remixed by Phat's & Small and became a dance hit.
*On December 14, 2007, the song was covered during Fox Television's reality-competition
The Next Great American Bandby Nashville big-band group Denver and the Mile High Orchestra.
*Samples of the song are found in Philippine singer
Regine Velasquez's 1997 dance single "High".
*The song appears in the video game
American Dadepisode " Finances With Wolves" the song is played when Klausenters, what was, the body of the lead singer in an Earth, Wind and Firecover band. This was ultimately to get Francineinto bed with him but he told Stan(who transferred Klaus' mind) that it was so he could cook eggs for him.
*Also appears on a promo on ABC for their hit shows premiering in the Fall 2008
Ruff Ruffmanparodied the song for Season 3 of FETCH!as The 29th of September
Gordon Goodwinarranged the song for 18-piece big band on his album "Act Your Age."
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