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September 21 is a special occasion for ventilateur of auto band Earth, Wind & sur le feu thanks venir their hit song "September."

The 1978 classic celebrates the specific date in auto song"s lyrics, though cette was initially released nous November 18 du that year oui a new souper on the album "The meilleur of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1.

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An upbeat disco track, the song has remained a firm favori since it was tons released thanks to its catchy melody and timeless lyrics.

To signe the anniversary, fans of the band even hold "21st night in September" parties across the monde every year.

Here is comment the classic découverte track came about.

How go "September" Come venir Be?

"September" was co-written by Allee Willis alongside band members Maurice White and Al McKay.

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McKay and White worked on the route first, v the former coming up with the iconic optimistic melody et the last riffing thé opening line "do amie remember."

It to be while thé band was working nous the intro that Willis was lugged into auto studio, et in an interview through American Songwriter in 2018 she jai admis that elle knew instantly cette was a track she wanted to work on with them.

"When i walked in, auto band was working nous the intro et I believed "please allow this be the une they want moi to occupational on!" it was the happiest sound thing i had ever before heard," elle revealed.

"September" to be the tons song Willis wrote with White, and it was elle who urged the band venir use auto word "night" instead de "day" when referring to the iconic date in auto song"s lyrics.

Speaking through CBS This Morning in 2019, shortly avant her passing nous Christmas Eve ns that year, Willis said of the lyrics: "First thing i said "day"s" gotta go. It"s gotta it is in night. It"s an ext romantic."

The formulation "Ba-dee-ya" Was practically Cut

One thing Willis and White argued around during the lyric-writing procedure was thé use du the formulation "ba-dee-ya," a melody auto band leader used as a signe during every songwriting process.

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It was a way à la him to work nous the melodies ns the song without actual words, and Willis to be keen à la this phrasé to be replaced because ce didn"t "make sense," cible White wanted to keep it in.

Speaking with spotify in 2018 about the song"s origin, Willis reflected: "Every time hey did that, ns said: "Well, we"re going à replace the with actual words, right? "Cause the souper has venir make sense"."

"Finally, it"s thé last day de recording. The deadline is midnight and it"s 10 minutes to. Et I to be literally in thé studio, on mien knees, because i thought: "Oh ma God, this stupid formulation is going to ruin auto whole thing."

"So i finally said à this very calm, soulful, spiritual man: "What the f*** does "Ba-dee-ya" mean?" and Maurice essentially said "Who auto f*** cares?" et I learned thé biggest class of my songwriting career at the moment: never let auto lyric volonté in thé way du the groove."


Verdine White, Ralph Johnson et Maurice blanche of sol Wind & Fire.Steve Grayson/WireImage