Galaxy
by War

Album: Galaxy (1978)
Charted: 14 39

Songfacts®:

  • This was War's last Top-40 hit. Drummer Harold Brown explains how it came together: "Galaxy - people love that song to this day. We were over in the ABC Studios, we just laid that track down. I had just gotten those custom-made Ludwig drums that Mr. Ludwig built for me. We were standing listening to the playback, and I said, 'Take me to your place in space.' That was the beginning of the song. Then we started writing it: 'Take me to your place in space, I'm sick and tired of the rat race.' That's how that song evolved." (Thanks to Harold Brown for speaking with us about this song. In 2007, he formed The Lowrider Band along with 3 other original members of War. Learn more about the Lowrider Band at lowriderband.com.)

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 18, 1978, War performed "Galaxy" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    One the first day of 1978 the song entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #79, six weeks later it would peak at #39 {for 1 week} and it spent nine weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1971 and 1982, when known just as War, they had fourteen Top 100 records; six made the Top 10 with "The Cisco Kid" being their biggest hit, it peaked at #2* {for 2 weeks} on April 22nd, 1973...
    In 1970 the group charted twice as Eric Burton & War with "Spill the Wine" {#3} and "They Can't Take Away Our Music" {#50}...
    * The two weeks that "The Cisco Kid" was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando.
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaInteresting song. Classic War with a spacy kind of vibe to it.
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