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The song was released as a single in , becoming a breakthrough hit for Withers, reaching number six on the U. Billboard ranked it as the No. The song also appears on the original soundtrack album for the films When We Were Kings and Notting Hill , and was featured in the first season of FX 's anthology limited series American Crime Story , which focuses on the murder trial of O.
The song reached the Top 40 again in , when it was sung by Kris Allen in the eighth season of American Idol. Withers was inspired to write the song after watching the movie Days of Wine and Roses. He explained, in reference to the characters played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon , "They were both alcoholics who were alternately weak and strong.
It's like going back for seconds on rat poison. Sometimes you miss things that weren't particularly good for you. It's just something that crossed my mind from watching that movie, and probably something else that happened in my life that I'm not aware of. For the song's third verse, Withers had intended to write more lyrics instead of repeating the phrase "I know" 26 times, but then followed the advice of the other musicians to leave it that way: "I was this factory worker puttering around," Withers said.
Withers, then thirty-one years old, was working at a factory making bathrooms for s at the time he wrote the song. When the song went gold, the record company presented Withers with a golden toilet seat, marking the start of his new career. Originally released as the B-side to another song called "Harlem", "Ain't No Sunshine" was preferred by disc jockeys, and it became a huge hit, Withers' first. In the UK the song was released as the third and final single from the album after the two singles " Got to Be There " and " Rockin' Robin ", a cover of Bobby Day 's song.
The Polish rock band Budka Suflera recorded a cover version of the song in under the title "Sen o dolinie", with Krzysztof Cugowski providing the lead vocal. The single also appeared on their compilation album "" released by Polskie Nagrania Muza. The Polish lyrics were written by Adam Sikorski. In November , Australian pop band Rockmelons , featuring vocalist Deni Hines released a version as the lead single from their second studio album, Form 1 Planet The song peaked at number 5 and was certified Gold in Australia.
In , South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo , featuring vocalist Des'ree released a version as a single from their studio album, In Harmony The single peaked at number 42 in the UK. Artist images 2, more. Dubbed the King of Pop, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. He was also known for his philanthropy, charitable fundraising, and lifestyle, residing in a private amusement park he called Neverland Ranch and often becoming the focus of tabloid scrutiny.
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