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It's All Right
"It's All Right" is a 1963 song recorded by The Impressions and written by the group's lead singer, Curtis Mayfield. The single was the most successful chart entry of the group's career. "It's All Right" was one of two top-ten singles for the group on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first of six number ones on the Billboard R&B chart. It also reached number one on the Cash Box R&B chart.
The song features in the films Angels in the Outfield, The Flamingo Kid, and in the TV miniseries Stephen King's It.
- In 1964, jazz pianist Wynton Kelly recorded the song as the title track for his album, It's All Right!
- In 1966, Tommy James and the Shondells recorded a version on their album, It's Only Love.
- In 1967, Etta James recorded a cover of "It's All Right" on her Call My Name album.
- In 1985, Phil Collins performed the song during The No Jacket Required World Tour.
- In 1993, Huey Lewis and the News recorded an a cappella cover of "It's All Right" for People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield. Their rendition peaked at number seven on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
- In 1993, Bruce Springsteen covered the song on the final eight shows of the Bruce Springsteen 1992-1993 World Tour, typically as the closing number. A version featuring Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt from June 24, 1993 was released as part of the Bruce Springsteen Archives.
- In 1994, Steve Winwood recorded a cover of "It's All Right" on A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield