Album: The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (1974)
Charted: 5
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Songfacts®:

  • Written and produced by Curtis Mayfield.
  • Featured in the movie Claudine, starring Diahann Carroll. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1974 {June 16th} Gladys Knight & the Pips' "On and On"* peaked at #2 {for 4 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, the first 2 weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Finally, Got Myself Together" by the Temptations, and for it 3rd and 4th week at #2, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae was in the top spot...
    As noted above, it reached #5 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1961 and 1988 the Atlanta, Georgia group had fifty five records on the Hot Black Singles chart, thirty one made the Top 10 with ten reaching #1...
    Gladys Maria Knight, aka The Empress of Soul, celebrated her 76th birthday one month ago on May 28th, 2020...
    Sadly, two of the Pips have passed away, Edward Roy Patten at the age of 65 on February 25th, 2005 and William Guest on December 24th, 2015 at age 74...
    May both Mr. Patten and Mr. Guest R.I.P.
    * "On And On" was Gladys Knight & the Pips' fifth of five of their records to peak at #2 on the Hot Black Singles chart...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Black Singles' Top 10 on June 16th, 1974:
    At #3. "I'm Coming Home" by the Spinners
    #4. "Sideshow" by Blue Image
    #5. "Son of Sagittarius" by Eddie Kendricks
    #6. "One Chain Don't Make No Prison" by the Four Tops
    #7. "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool and the Gang
    #8. "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William DeVaughn
    #9. "Fish Ain't Bitin'" by Lamont Dozier
    #10. "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkGreat song. I was a big fan of the group. I just learned here of the connection to the great Curtis Mayfield. Loved him too. I was in college when I first heard of Gladys Knight & The Pimps in 1970 and fell in love to their music too. And I can't overlook their Sixties hits, especially "I Heard It Thru The Grapevine" which was so danceable. I am still a strong fan of the incredible Gladys Knight and The Pimps !!
  • Paul from Detroit, Misuch a funky song. I loved it when it was out in summer 1974.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song is a remake of a song Curtis Mayfield wrote and produced for a post-Curtis Impressions three years earlier. The song was then called "Our Love Goes On And On"
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