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Ray Charles

Living For The City

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1973
  • 1975
  • 1973
  • 2011
  • 1976
  • 1966

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“Living for the City” is a 1973 hit single by Stevie Wonder for the Tamla (Motown) label, from his Innervisions album. Reaching #8 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and #1 on the R&B chart, the record is driven by a slow bass synth groove (provided by the enormous TONTO modular synthesiser) that manages to exude a certain amount of tension, an appropriate soundscape for the angry social commentary of the song. Rolling Stone ranked the song #104 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Read on...

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More songs by Ray Charles (See Charts): Take These Chains From My Heart, Don'T Change On Me, A Fool For You, I Don’t Need No Doctor, Unchain My Heart, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Baby, It'S Cold Outside, I'M Movin' On, Lonely Avenue, and Tell Me You'Ll Wait For Me.

Popular in Soul (See Charts): On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'Ll Be There, It'S A Man'S Man'S World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, and Isn'T She Lovely.

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