September (song)


September (song)

Infobox Single
Name = September


Artist = Earth, Wind & Fire
from Album = The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
B-side = "Can't Hide Love"
Released = September 1978
Genre = Disco
Length = 3:34
Label = CBS
Writer = 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 McKay and Allee Willis, and recorded as a hit single by Earth, Wind & Fire in 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).
*A cover version of 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 nightclub in the film "Babel" with Fatboy Slim's song "The Joker."
*EWF sang a special TV-related version of the song with the Black Eyed Peas at 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 2000 US Presidential campaign.
*In the Netherlands, X-Factor's second finalist Richy sung this in one of the broadcasts.
*In the Xbox 360 game "" a remix called "September 1999" is playable.
*The song is in GuitarFreaks V4 and DrumMania V4.
*In the closing credits of the Kirsten Dunst movie "Get Over It", the song is performed by Sisqo and Vitamin C.
*Kirk Franklin does a gospel version of the song on the Earth, Wind and Fire tribute 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.
*In (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 Band by 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
*In the American Dad episode "Finances With Wolves" the song is played when Klaus enters, what was, the body of the lead singer in an Earth, Wind and Fire cover band. This was ultimately to get Francine into 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 Ruffman parodied the song for Season 3 of FETCH!as The 29th of September
*Gordon Goodwin arranged the song for 18-piece big band on his album "Act Your Age."

Chart positions

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