Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove

Back in 1981, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Earth, Wind & Fire released the monster party anthem “Let’s Groove”.

Fresh off the heels of an amazing end to the decade, the group had performed live for three major tours leading up to this release and had been featured in a movie about them titled “That’s The Way Of The World.” earlier in the decade.

“Let’s Groove” came from their 11th studio album entitled RAISE.  The song was the first release from the album.

The song peaked at number three in the US and in the UK,  It was number one on the Hot Soul Singles charts for eight weeks in late ’81 and into ’82.

The single sold over a million copies in the US and has been certified gold by the RIAA as until the RIAA lowered the sales levels for certified singles in 1989, a Gold single equaled 1 million units sold. “Let’s Groove” was also certified silver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry.]

Interesting little tidbit about the music video, it was the first video to be played on BET’s Video Soul. 

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