Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
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Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she goes away
- produced by Booker T. Jones, Stephen Stills on guitar -
1971
3
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971
  • peaked at No. 40 on the UK Singles chart in 2009
  • from the album Just As I Am (1971)
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • 1971 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Song
  • ranks #285 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first hit single for Bill Withers
  • in the song's third verse, Withers repeats the phrase "I know" 26 times
  • on the record:
         Bill Withers - vocals
         Stephen Stills - guitar
         Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass guitar
         Al Jackson, Jr. - drums
  • written by Bill Withers
  • produced, string arrangements by Booker T. Jones (founder/keyboardist of Booker T. & the MG's)
  • recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California
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