Roll With It
Steve Winwood
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When life is too much, roll with it, baby
Dont stop and lose your touch, oh no, baby

1988
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988 for four weeks
  • No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1988
  • from Winwood's fifth solo album Roll With It (1988)
  • the biggest hit for Steve Winwood
  • the second of two No. 1 hits Winwood achieved in his career - he previously topped the Hot 100 with "Higher Love" in 1986
  • on the record:
       Steve Winwood- lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano, bass, drums
       Andrew Love- tenor saxophone
       Wayne Jackson- trombone, trumpet
       Mark Williamson- backing vocals
       Tessa Niles- backing vocals
  • written by Steve Winwood (music), Will Jennings (lyrics); officially credited to Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Steve Winwood, Will Jennings
  • BMI (the Publishing rights organization) added Holland-Dozier-Holland to the writing credits of "Roll With It" due to its resemblance to Junior Walker's 1966 Top-20 hit "(I'm a) Roadrunner"
  • produced by Steve Winwood, Tom Lord-Alge
  • engineered by Tom Lord-Alge
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