Possibly because it was originally released in 1967. I don't think so. Thing is, it's not entirely country. It's blues, soul, and a bit of pop all woven in. It defies categorization which is why I think it was so popular in 1974. Really? How come? Problem is, their fairly recent divorce and Darryl Dragon's death has forever tainted this song for me. OK, now for the ranked numbers: And writers/producers Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson made a name for themselves with it. I sure hope so with more than 100 mixes of it, some with foghorns! The first time I heard this song was in the car riding through New Mexico. I thought it was brilliant! It also put Linda on the map! I'll bet Capitol Records was not happy that it was on her last release for the label and she had already signed with Asylum. Problem is, everything he wrote, produced, and recorded after it all have the same rhythm pattern. Most rockers hate it, but it put Elton John on the R&B map. It even got him a spot on Soul Train. 10) Chic - "Le Freak" Deservedly made them superstars, if only for a moment. WTF??? The song bores me to tears. I was never a Janis Joplin fan anyway. This song was actually a demo but it's a brilliant one. And, this song was part of the couple's real-life soap opera. Much of the credit goes to producer and mentor Arif Mardin. Without him, they never could have made their transformation into authentic soul and funk. The producers say that they had all of the instruments arranged in a circle and Stevie would go from one to the other when laying down tracks. Stevie started down the clavinet road all the way back in 1971. The sound on "Superstition" wasn't new, but Stevie had to fight Motown to get his new musical vision out there. But, it all came together on his "Talking Book" album. Like Elton John's "Bennie And The The Jets", a lot of rockers dislike this one too. Like EJ, this song not only landed Mr. Jones a spot on Soul Train, John Lennon co-wrote and plays on it. There is a jarring edit on the single, but it's kind of rare on CD. I do have it. I just discovered that the mono single cut out some of that rap, too.