Music Monday – We Are Family by Sister Sledge

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Music Monday is a meme created and hosted by Drew@TheTattooedBookGeek as an opportunity to share a favourite music video.

As I’ve got a family wedding coming up at the weekend and will be spending time with my lovely siblings and their families, I’ve chosen We are Family by Sister Sledge from 1979.

“We Are Family” is a song recorded by American vocal group Sister Sledge. The song was composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. They both offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name in April 1979 and began to gain club and radio play, eventually becoming the group’s signature song.

“We Are Family” went Gold, becoming the number-one R&B and number two pop song on the American charts in 1979 (behind “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer). Along with the tracks “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”, “We Are Family” reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 2017, the song was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”[5] Billboard magazine named the song number 20 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.(wikipedia)

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

Everyone can see we’re together
As we walk on by
(And!) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won’t tell no lie
(All!) all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We’re giving love in a family dose

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

Living life is fun and we’ve just begun
To get our share of the world’s delights
(High!) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal’s in sight
(We!) no we don’t get depressed
Here’s what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won’t go wrong
This is our family jewel

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

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