It's A Man's Man's Man's World
James Brown
Brown James 1966 Its Mans World 45

This is a man's world
This is a man's world
But it wouldn't be
Nothing, nothing
Without a woman or a girl

1966
8
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966
  • No. 1 on the R&B Singles chart in 1966
  • peaked at No. 13 on the UK Singles chart in 1966
  • from the album It's a Man's Man's Man's World (1966)
  • ranks #124 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the song's title is a pun on the title of the 1963 cross-country chase comedy film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle and Sid Caesar
  • on the record:
       James Brown- lead vocal
        Ernie Hayes- piano
        Billy Butler- guitar
        Bernard Purdie- drums
        Dud Bascomb- trumpet
        Waymon Reed- trumpet
        Lamarr Wright- trumpet
        Haywood Henry- baritone saxophone
  • written by James Brown (music), Betty Jean Newsome (lyrics)
  • produced by James Brown
  • recorded February 16, 1966 at Talent Masters Studios, New York, NY
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