Earth, Wind, & Fire is celebrating the band’s particular day.
They tweeted a message to followers on Tuesday, Sept. 21 – a date made well-known of their iconic monitor “September.”
“Happy 21st of September!!” the band’s official account wrote. “It’s officially Earth, Wind & Fire Day! Reply with a dance gif to keep the celebration going.”
The monitor turned the group’s largest hit when it was launched in 1978 and incorporates a query that has since then flip into significantly iconic: “Do you remember the 21st night of September?”
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The lyrics of the monitor allude to the date being a pleasurable one between two lovers, however the exact significance isn’t revealed.
As it seems, that is on account of the importance is a bit murky even to the songwriters. Co-writer Allee Willis spoke to Songfacts as soon as extra in 2008 about working with the band’s frontman Maurice White.
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The band was a longtime favourite of hers, so Willis recalled how she instantly jumped on board when White known as her to hitch them for a writing session.
“Just as I opened the door and I heard that little guitar intro, I thought, ‘Oh God, please let this be what they want to work with me on,'” Willis recalled. “Because it was so obviously a hit.”
The monitor had a free idea of what turned the refrain.
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“The, kind of, go-to phrase that Maurice used in every song he wrote was ‘ba-dee-ya,'” Willis instructed NPR in 2014. “So right from the beginning he was singing, ‘Ba-dee-ya, say, do you remember / Ba-dee-ya, dancing in September.’ And I said, ‘We are going to change ‘ba-dee-ya’ to real words, right?”
Needless to say, the lyrics by no means modified, irrespective of Willis’ want to take movement.
“And finally, when it was so obvious that [White] was not going to do it, I just said, ‘What the f–k does ‘ba-dee-ya’ mean?’ And he essentially said, ‘Who the f–k cares?'” talked concerning the songwriter. “I learned my greatest lesson ever in songwriting from him, which was never let the lyric get in the way of the groove.”
The well-known opening line acquired proper right here collectively within the similar method.
“We went through all the dates: ‘Do you remember the first, the second, the third, the fourth … ‘ and the one that just felt the best was the 21st,” she shared. “I constantly have people coming up to me and they get so excited to know what the significance was. And there is no significance beyond it just sang better than any of the other dates. So … sorry!”
Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report.
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