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The Doors

People Get Ready

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“People Get Ready” was a 1965 single by The Impressions, and the title track from the album of the same name. The single is today the group’s best-known hit, reaching number-three on the Billboard R&B Chart and number 14 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The gospel-influenced track was a Curtis Mayfield composition, and displayed the growing sense of social and political awareness in his writing. Rolling Stone magazine named “People Get Ready” the 24th greatest song of all time. The song was included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. “People Get Ready” has also been chosen as one of the Top 10 Best Songs Of All Time by a panel of 20 top industry songwriters and producers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Hal David, and others as... Read on...

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