Shining Star by Earth Wind & Fire is one of my favourite funk songs. The sounds are incredible combining vocals and instruments perfectly to result in a funky classic. In retrospect perhaps I should not be surprised about the high standard knowing that the founder of Earth Wind & Fire was Maurice White who bad been a studio musician at Chess Records playing on recording with legends like Chuck Berry, The Supremes and Muddy Waters among others.
If you ask me the lyrics should be taught in schools to cure all low self-esteem:
“You’re a shining star, no matter who you are
Shining bright to see what you can truly be”
All people should have the right to be a Shining Star in there own lifes.
Listen to Shining Star and get in a better funk mood . The song is on the album That’s The Way Of The World by Earth Wind & Fire. And please find a video with Earth Wind & Fire just to see the fantastic colorful outfit they wear.
Highest chart position: US#1