Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate

Rare Earth was signed to Motown. This song peaked at #7 in the Billboard 100 in 1971. It was off of their album One World. This was Rare Earth’s last top 10 single. This band is still together today playing gigs.

The song has been in countless commercials and movies.

From Songfacts.

Rare Earth was the first all-white pop act signed to Motown Records, who created a subsidiary for them to record on which was conveniently called Rare Earth Records. The group was Motown’s effort to change with the times, not so much to appeal to a white audience but to get songs on FM radio. In Motown’s system, they had studio musicians playing on most of the songs, so Rare Earth, which was a full band, didn’t fit their formula. This caused some problems as the group didn’t adapt well to the Motown system of recording all the instrumental tracks followed by vocals and overdubs. This song was their most successful original effort – they had hits with covers of “Get Ready” (#4) and “(I Know) I’m Losing You” – and it broke new ground for Motown, providing a Top 10 hit with a white group.¬†One World¬†was their third Motown release, and it was produced by a Tom Baird, who also worked with Diana Ross and Gladys Knight & The Pips.

I Just Want To Celebrate

One, two, three, four

I just want to celebrate another day of livin’
I just want to celebrate another day of life
I put my faith in the people
But the people let me down
So I turned the other way
And I carry on, anyhow

That’s why I’m telling you
I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah
Another day of living, yeah
I just want to celebrate another day of life
Had my hand on the dollar bill
And the dollar bill flew away
But the sun is shining down on me
And it’s here to stay

That’s why I’m telling you
I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah
Another day of living, yeah
I just want to celebrate another day of livin’
I just want to celebrate another day of life

Don’t let it all get you down, no, no
Don’t let it turn you around and around and around, no

Well, I can’t be bothered with sorrow
And I can’t be bothered with hate, no, no
I’m using up the time but feeling fine, every day
That’s why I’m telling you I just want to celebrate
Oh, yeah
I just want to celebrate another day
Oh, I just want to celebrate another day of livin’
I just want to celebrate another day of life

Don’t let it all get you down, no, no
Don’t let it turn you around and around, and around, and around
And around, and round, and round
Round, round, round, round
Round, round, round, round
Round, round, round, round
Don’t go round

I just want to celebrate
I just want to celebrate
Well, I just want to celebrate
Said I just want to celebrate (celebrate)
I just want to celebrate (I want to celebrate)
I just want to celebrate (I got to celebrate)
I just want to celebrate