Spirit In The Sky
Norman Greenbaum
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When I die and
They lay me to rest
Gonna go to the
Place that`s the best

1970
3
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
  • No. 1 on the UK Singles chart in 1970 for two weeks
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • ranks #341 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album Spirit in the Sky (1969)
  • the biggest hit for Norman Greenbaum
  • The Stovall Sisters, an Oakland-based gospel trio, provided backing vocals
  • on the record:
       Norman Greenbaum- lead vocals
       Russell DaShiell- lead guitar
       Doug Killmer-  bass
       Norman Mayell- drums
       Stovall Sisters- backing vocals
  • written by Norman Greenbaum
  • produced by Erik Jacobsen
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