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Earth, Wind & Fire — Shining Star
Album: Greatest Hits
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Released: 1978
Length: 2:50
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Yeah, hey, hey
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams will take you very far, yeah
But when you wish upon a dream
Life ain't always what it seems, oh yeah

What you see on nights so clear, hey
In the sky so very dear, yeah?

You're a shining star
No matter who you are
Shining bright to see
What you could truly be
(What you could truly be)

Shining star come into view
To shine its watchful light on you
Give you strength to carry on, yeah
Yeah, make your body big and strong, yeah

Born a man-child of the sun, yeah
Yeah, saw my work had just begun
Yeah, found I had to stand alone, yeah
Bless it now, I've got my own
Oh yeah, oh yeah

So, if you find yourself in need
Why don't you listen to these words of heed
Be a giant or grain of sand
Words of wisdom, yes, I can

You're a shining star
No matter who you are
Shining bright to see
What you could truly be

You're a shining star
No matter who you are
Shining bright to see
What you could truly be

You're a shining star
No matter who you are
Shining bright to see
What you could truly be

Shining star for you to see
What your life can truly be
Shining star for you to see
What your life can truly be
Shining star for you to see
What your life can truly be
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I will forever love the pure funk joy of this song. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
 dancing 70s funky black history month dance moves GIF
 
Awesome! and who's the static stick in the mud who down-voted this post?!
Saw them a couple of years ago!  Still awesome.  We danced our booties off!
Wow...really!?  I never thought I would hear EWF on RP!  What a pleasant surprise.  Lest we not forget the 70's rock we loved so much had a funk analog in the amazing R&B talent of the same era. 
I agree with the other listeners who are requesting more EW&F songs.  What a great sound from an exciting time in music history !!  Always gets you movin'.
They was a time when a Number 1 song would be awesome.
With all the crappy news coming off the wire of late, it's good to funk it up and let it go. Thanks Bill, good job.
 Carl wrote:
What a band!!!

 
Almost as good as the album cover.
I used to play this as a DJ when it came out. . . it was, in the lingo of the time. . . a bit of a floor filler.

Funk. . . off the one. . . doesn't get much better than this 

10
What a band!!!
 dancing 70s funky black history month dance moves GIF
HELL YES!

EW&F's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was one one of my first cassettes. Some may call it sacrilege, but one of the few remakes that I like better than the original is their take on The Beatles' "Gotta Get You Into My Life." More of a reinvention than a remake, really, and chock full o' funk.
I would like to see Seinfeld's Elaine dancing to this one...I used to have a killer K-Tel record with this on it
This is what keeps bringing me back to RP and contributing to your operating expenses on a regular: the wonderfully eclectic mix of excellent uplifting and energizing music that spans multiple genres and decades of recording artistry! Love this EWF track.
Play more EWF, Bill.  You introduced this song as if you almost had to apologize.  Bring it!
NIIIIIINE!
Great tune - some tasty bass playing on this number.
 ejmusik wrote:
My first concert in 1976!!! EWF will always be one of my favorites!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}

 
Were you at THAT concert? (Gratitude album)
{#Hearteyes}
I can dig it !
most excellent! please, may we have some more?
"September" is not on the playlist?!?
How can one not like this song. {#Dancingbanana_2}
Hooray, something new and fresh in the PSD. {#Dancingbanana_2}
I used to play this loads when I was a dj back in '75. Always a dance floor filler and still sounds great today. Thanks for giving me some great memories :)

Even better when following Louis Prima!
Surprised to hear EW&F on RP !!    But not a bad thing.   Variety is the spice o life.
 
An EWF member or two had a spinoff band in the late '70s called Caldera.

More on the Funk/Fusion side but fun stuff. 
Saw them not long ago, right here in Austin. They tore the place up!
Oh, funk yeah!
Yet another reminder about what was RIGHT in the 1970s!! More EWF.
 Xing wrote:
Funk, yeah!
 

MORE EWF PLEASE!
Saw these guys in concert after a recent Detroit-Tampa baseball game. They were a shadow of their former selves. Shame. 
This is just a BADA$$ song..   {#Bananajam}
Oh yeah!  This is some kinda KOOOLLL Old School.  Great addition to the mill, thanks for giving it a twirl.

EWF is one of those really good memories from the '70's, unlike Foreigner (factually just awful — SF (scientific fact)), that guy from Jersey (sorry that's my opinion), Bob Seger and the other Motor City madman (IMO again).  The sad news is that my high school buds, at least the guys that is, couldn't stand any dance music and tended to the aforementioned meat-head music, but the gals sure liked it.  Needless to say, I figured that sitch out fast but had to get my dancing groove taken care of on the sly — a new spin on that good ole' paradox of cool vs. hot.
BHD. this one's for you.
Cool!
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 
They should - it kicks butt!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
OH YEA!!

Earth Wind and Fire are musical geniuses!

So great to hear this on RP!

I notice some new (welcome) variety on RP lately...

Thanks Bill and Rebecca!

 
Funk, yeah!
Nice surprise hearing this on RP!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
5-year-old Charlie: "Is that the Muppets?"

Me: No.
 
Charlie. Yes. It is.
 
EWF and the Muppets, big difference. One was a group of cartoonishly dressed characters...

 sirdroseph wrote:
7 -> 9. What was I thinking?
 
'Zactly. This grooves.

Also not my taste!

7 -> 9. What was I thinking?
My first concert in 1976!!! EWF will always be one of my favorites!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
Easily the best funk band of all time.  Seen them several times and their performances are VERY energetic, especially Verdine!
One of the BEST shows in my long concert career...Phillip Bailey was god-like...late 80's I believe
Where did I leave that Polyester Leisure Suit ?
{#Stupid} 
...hey, it's jamiroquai!..
Funked UP!
Thanks, BillG. :)
I changed my mind.

Ten. Holy James Brown in hebbin above, Ten.
 randomprime wrote:

 
...Sweet fancy Moses!

 unclehud wrote:
Break out your red sparkle platform boots!
 

Mine were blue suede two-tone.  Zippers up both sides.  Still have them. 
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:


BENICE ROCKIN OUT!!!!  (you read my mind...good one!))
 
You are the best human on the planet for embedding that. Where should I send that briefcase full of cash you so richly deserve?

5-year-old Charlie: "Is that the Muppets?"

Me: No.
 
Charlie. Yes. It is.
"Sweet fancy Moses!"
Love it!    Tower of Power next,  Puleeese?
 figi wrote:
Great way to cap off Friday! Thanks Bill!!!
 
Great way to start a Friday.... Thanks Bill ! ! !

{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}
Break out your red sparkle platform boots!
 randomprime wrote:

 

BENICE ROCKIN OUT!!!!  (you read my mind...good one!))
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}
Great way to cap off Friday! Thanks Bill!!!
Turned it up and magically everyone who walks in my office starts busting their moves!!  Love it
{#Dance}
Right on! I had to do a double take to see if this was RP! Great variety.


This is so good for the ears... and the feet— we be dancing...


Loved this!  I saw them on the TV Land Awards last night.  Still got it!
Jive turkey?  ;^ )  

I am soooo enjoying these monday morning tunes. JIVE baby!




We be dancing...


I need a coffee cup with a lid...this dancing can be messy.
{#Bananasplit}
Shining Star is best served with Gratitude.....along with Singasong, Reasons (Maurice wigs out ) and of course Sunshine....all very fine indeed.
 WonderLizard wrote:
There's this great video, Earth Wind & Fire In Concert, filmed in Oakland on New Year's Eve 1981. It's the classic band with both Maurice White and Philip Bailey on vocals. The best part is just watching Verdine White (all 7'10" of him) on bass. Locks every groove in a death grip. Simply awesome.
 
No way is Verdine White 7'10"!  Manute Bol is 7'7" and was the tallest player in the NBA when he played!  You think we would have noticed this giant scraping his head on most living room ceilings!

 Dave_Mack wrote:
I'd previously commented that there is no funk on RP.  EW&F is certainly on the pop side of funk, but it's still great to hear.
 
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I love hearing this song, but it's even better seeing all the love it's getting here in the song comments.  You are *all* shining stars in my book!  {#High-five}
melissab wrote:
How totally kickass.

fo sho'.


Good Timing!! The Energy Level was dropping.
How totally kickass.
These guys had a STELLAR version of 'Papa was a Rollin' Stone' that would sound just SO fine on RP.............................
Bill wanted us all to wake up and it worked!!! {#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}
There's this great video, Earth Wind & Fire In Concert, filmed in Oakland on New Year's Eve 1981. It's the classic band with both Maurice White and Philip Bailey on vocals. The best part is just watching Verdine White (all 7'10" of him) on bass. Locks every groove in a death grip. Simply awesome.
this is one of those mediocre AM type radio streches where the volume goes down and the hope that BIll will get on a roll goes up . . .
Out-Funking-Standing!

I'd previously commented that there is no funk on RP.  EW&F is certainly on the pop side of funk, but it's still great to hear.
Oh, HELLS YEAH.  Let's get a little Earth Wind and Fire up in here!
rockasaurus wrote:
Louis Prima, Paddy Milner and now Earth Wind and Fire...THIS is the way to get up in the morning!
ya gotta get up to GET DOWN! :high-five:
"I just wanna dance"! :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dance:
Louis Prima, Paddy Milner and now Earth Wind and Fire...THIS is the way to get up in the morning!
Phonedave wrote:
Early Thrusday morning, under the crunch to get 2008 budget numbers out, and suddenly, all is funky and OK.
Phonedave, you are my kindred spirit. :dancingbanana:
Early Thrusday morning, under the crunch to get 2008 budget numbers out, and suddenly, all is funky and OK.
:bananajam:
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Ah, there is a severe lack of funk on RP, this is a nice treat! FWIW, I usually head over to www.wefunkradio.com for my dose of funk.
All right! Another WeFunker! WeFunk and Radio Paradise are my two standbys -- if one is weak, the other delivers!
Best ending of a song ever!
Oh yea!
get out my rollerskates - whoo!
get funky.......now!
Super-fantastic—amazing!
This is a great album. My belief is, for its genera, it has never been surpassed. It's the top of the heap.
During the disco craze going on during my college days, I hated this just because I thought it was disco. Then I got smart and got over myself. This is great stuff!
awesome funk on a rainy Monday morning! thanks for the groove! get down, y'all!
agnes wrote:
You think this is crap? Really? :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: No way, man. This is *funk*. :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2:
Not only great funk, but a great positive groove! :high-five:
rtkmusic wrote:
Well, at least Bill followed this crap up with a real song by the Pixies...
You think this is crap? Really? :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: No way, man. This is *funk*. :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2:
Always love the intro to this tune... Bring on the funk, y'all! :bananajam:
Well, at least Bill followed this crap up with a real song by the Pixies...
Ah, there is a severe lack of funk on RP, this is a nice treat! FWIW, I usually head over to www.wefunkradio.com for my dose of funk.
This is the funk test my friends. If you don't dig this ... you got no funk.
Another day, I would dislike this song. I was never crazy about this song. But today, it has me doing a slinky funky walk through the office. 8
I do believe I am, as the young people say, "gettin' jiggy wit' it". Feels rather invigorating.
This song is so good that it is hard to work while it is on. Must be a 10.