This song defied all music expectations in late 1971.
Maintaining the number one position for 16 weeks in the US charts, as well as staying number one for nine weeks in the RnB charts, it is safe to say that this single launched this American singer/songwriter’s career.
So popular was the track that it was named number 60 on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
For any movie goers, you would have heard this song in films like Pulp Fiction, Hell Boy, Munich and How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.
Trombones, saxophones, trumpets and organs were all combined to give this track its signature sound.