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100 Greatest Curtis Mayfield Songs

Criteria: These Curtis Mayfield songs were selected and ranked based on their influence and importance in rock 'n' roll, initial popularity, lasting popularity, and impact on the music world. These are songs Curtis Mayfield himself wrote but including both his work with the Impressions and as a solo artist, BUT does not include Impressions stuff he wasn't involved in writing (early on when Jerry Butler led them, or after Curtis left for a solo career).

List Begun: 2019-12-02
Greatest Curtis Mayfield Songs text title image
* = with The Impressions
  1. People Get Ready*
  2. Superfly
  3. It's All Right*
  4. Move On Up
  5. Gypsy Woman*
  6. I've Been Trying*
  7. Pusherman
  8. Mighty Mighty, Spade And Whitey*
  9. Freddie's Dead
10. This Is My Country*
11. Choice Of Colors*
12. (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go
13. Keep On Pushing*
14. Little Child Running Wild
15. Kung Fu
16. Power To The People
17. Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here
18. We're A Winner*
19. Woman's Got Soul*
20. Future Shock
21. Meeting Over Yonder*
22. Billy Jack
23. Get Down
24. Check Out Your Mind*
25. Fool For You*
26. I'm The One Who Loves You*
27. Give Me Your Love
28. Beautiful Brother Of Mine
29. I'm So Proud*
30. You Must Believe Me*
31. Talking About My Baby*
32. Keep On Trippin'
33. Since I Lost The One I Love*
34. Ain't No Love Lost
35. Never Too Much Love*
36. Amen*
37. Here But I'm Gone
38. I Gotta Keep On Movin'*
39. Astounded (Bran Van 3000 ft. Curtis Mayfield)
40. Something To Believe In
41. Man Oh Man*
42. We Got To Have Peace
43. No Thing On Me
44. Right On For The Darkness
45. Too Slow*
46. Miss Black America
47. We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
48. Only You Babe
49. Wherever You Leadeth Me*
50. Sad, Sad Girl And Boy *
51. If I Were A Child Again
52. Love Me (Right In The Pocket)
53. We're Rollin' On*
54. You've Been Cheatin'*
55. So In Love
56. Keep On Keeping On
57. Ridin' High*
58. All Night Long
59. Right On Time*
60. Back To The World
61. As Long As You Love Me*
62. Underground
63. Sweet Exorcist
64. My Woman's Love*
65. You Are, You Are
66. Little Young Lover*
67. I Plan To Stay A Believer
68. Eddie You Should Know Better
69. I Loved And I Lost*
70. Love To The People
71. The Young Mod's Forgotten Story*
72. Just Want To Be With You
73. Grow Closer Together*
74. Mother's Son
75. Jealous Man*
76. Minstrel & Queen*
77. New World Order
78. They Don't Know*
79. Never Say You Can't Survive
80. Short Eyes
81. Dedicate My Song To You*
82. Hard Times
83. Sometimes I Wonder*
84. Can't Say Nothing
85. She Don't Let Nobody (But Me)
86. Blue Monday People
87. Wild And Free
88. Senorita, I Love You*
89. No One Else*
90. I'm Loving Nothing*
91. Can Not Find A Way
92. Turn On To Me*
93. He's A Fly Guy
94. I've Found That I've Lost*
95. Toot An' Toot An' Toot
96. In My Arms Again
97. Between You Baby And Me (with Linda Clifford)
98. Long Long Winter*
99. You're Really Something Sadie*
100. Back To Livin' Again
Curtis Mayfield





People Get Ready, Curtis Mayfield, Impressions





Curtis Mayfield playing guitar and singing





Superfly 7inch single sleeve





It's Alright by the Impressions 7inch single sleeve





Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield 7inch single sleeve







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GREATEST CURTIS MAYFIELD COMPOSITIONS WRITTEN FOR OTHER ARTISTS
  1. Rainbow - Gene Chandler
  2. Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers
  3. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - Major Lance
  4. Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley
  5. On And On - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  6. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
  7. Something He Can Feel - Aretha Franklin
  8. Man's Temptation - Gene Chandler
  9. Girls Are Out To Get You - The Fascinations
10. The Monkey Time - Major Lance
11. Hard Times - Baby Huey
12. Just Be True - Gene Chandler
13. I Can't Work No Longer - Billy Butler & The Chanters
14. We Must Be In Love - The Five Stairsteps
15. Need To Belong - Jerry Butler
16. You Are, You Are - Linda Clifford
17. Rhythm - Major Lance
18. You Can't Hurt Me No More - The Opals
19. (Gonna Be) Good Times - Gene Chandler
20. Jump - Aretha Franklin
21. Hey Little Girl - Major Lance
22. Think Nothing About It - Gene Chandler
23. I'm A Telling You - Jerry Butler
24. Danger! She's A Stranger - The Five Stairsteps
25. Nothing Can Stop Me - Gene Chandler
26. Mr. Welfare Man - Gladys Knight & The Pips
27. New Orleans - The Staple Singers
28. Make Me Believe In You - Patti Jo
29. Sometimes I Wonder - Major Lance
30. I Thank You - Donny Hathaway & June Conquest
31. A Piece Of The Action - Mavis Staples
32. Patty Cake - The Artistics
33. Gotta Get Away - Billy Butler & The Enchanters
34. What Now? - Gene Chandler
35. Don't Change Your Love - The Five Stairsteps
36. It's All Over - Walter Jackson
37. Look Into Your Heart - Aretha Franklin
38. I'm Still Waiting - Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles
39. Our Love Goes On And On - The Impressions
40. Hold Me Close - Linda Clifford
41. Love Me, Love Me, Love Me - The Staple Singers
42. Baby Make Me Feel So Good - The Five Stairsteps
43. Ain't No Love Lost - Patti Jo
44. Find Another Girl - Jerry Butler
45. Stone Junkie - Ruby Jones
46. Just Another Dance - Marlina Mars
47. Mama Didn't Know - Major Lance
48. Who Will Do Your Running Now - Marvin Smith
49. Say It Isn't So - The Fascinations
50. This Is The End - Love's Children

Rainbow by Gene Chandler 7inch single lable






Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers 7inch single sleeve






Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um by Major Lance 7inch single sleeve






Mama Didn't Lie by Jan Bradley 7inch single sleeve
BEST COVER VERSIONS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD SONGS
  1. I've Been Trying - The Heptones
  2. Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vogue
  3. One Love/People Get Ready - Bob Marley
  4. I'm So Proud - The Isley Brothers
  5. Gypsy Woman - Brian Hyland
  6. Look Into Your Heart - Whitney Houston
  7. Keep On Moving - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  8. People Get Ready - Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck
  9. Dedicate My Song To You - The Jamaicans
10. The Makings Of You - Angie Stone
11. Mighty Mighty Children - Baby Huey
12. It's Alright - Huey Lewis & The News
13. Gypsy Woman - The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana
14. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
15. You Must Believe Me - Don Covay
16. Closer Together - Slim Smith
17. Check Out Your Mind - Don Julian & The Larks
18. Move On Up - The Jam
19. Give Me Your Love - Barbara Mason
20. Make Me Believe In You - Melba Moore
21. Rhythm - The Impressions
22. Move On Up/Up, Up, Up - Destination
23. Long Long Winter - Bob Marley
24. Pusherman - Young Holt Unlimited
25. Man's Temptation - Michael Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills
I've Been Trying by The Heptones single 45rpm lable

En Vogue
En Vogue

One Love/People Get Ready by Bob Marley 7inch single sleeve
TOP SAMPLES OF CURTIS MAYFIELD SONGS
  1. Touch The Sky - Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco (Move On Up)
  2. American Gangster - Jay-Z (Short Eyes)
  3. Egg Man - Beastie Boys (Superfly)
  4. I'm Your Pusher - Ice. T (Pusherman)
  5. Niggaz 4 Life - N.W.A (Don't Worry If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go)
Touch The Sky by Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco (Move On Up)





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