Mighty Mighty

Album: Open Our Eyes (1974)
Charted: 29

Songfacts®:

  • With the chorus line, "We are people, of the mighty, mighty people of the sun," this is one of the more spiritual Earth, Wind & Fire songs. "There are certain aspects which have to be kept clean, things that relate directly to the Creator," Maurice White told Blues & Soul in 1975. "By adopting a totally positive approach to our life, we can reflect this in our music."

    Many of EW&F's most upbeat songs are also their most meaningful, the idea being that celebration through music can bring us to a higher power.
  • Maurice White wrote this song with his younger brother/bass player Verdine. The song, which was the lead single from the band's fifth album, became their biggest hit to this point.
  • According to Verdine White, many radio stations refused to play this song because they thought it was about black power.
  • The band recorded the Open Our Eyes album at Caribou Ranch Studios in Colorado. A big influence on their sound was Charles Stepney, who co-produced the band with Maurice White until Stepney's death in 1976.

    Regarding the recording of this song, Verdine White told us: "I remember we just got into a groove, man. We just got into it. You know what I mean? That was one of our favorite songs to record and play."

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 3rd 1974, "Mighty Mighty" by Earth, Wind and Fire entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; and ten weeks later on May 12th, 1974 it peaked at #29 {for 1 week} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Was track one of side one from the nine-member group's fifth studio album, 'Open Our Eyes', and on May 19th, 1974 the album reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart, #15 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    Two other tracks from the album also made the Top 100 chart; "Devotion" {#33} and "Kalimba Story" {#55}.
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