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Lean on Me is a soul song that was released in 1972 by Bill Withers. It is since that time covered several times by different artists.

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Lean on me
Single from:

Bill Withers

From the album:

Still Bill

B-side (s) Better off dead
Released 1972
Type of carrier Vinyl single
Recording 1972
Genre Soul
Duration 3: 45
Tag Sussex Records
Writer (s) Bill Withers
Producer (s) Bill WithersJames GdsonRay JacksonMelvin DouglasBenorce Blackman
Position (s) in the charts
  1. 1 (United States)
  2. 18 (United Kingdom)
Bill Withers
1971

Grandma's hands

1972

Lean on me

1972

Use me

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Bill Withers[Edit]Edit

The song Lean on me became a number one hit for Bill Withers in the American Billboard Hot 100. In the British hit parade holds an eighteenth place. In the Netherlands and Flanders came not from a listing in the hit parade.


Lean on me
Single from:

Club Nouveau

From the album:

Life, love & pain

B-side (s) Pump it up (Lean on me) (Reprise)
Released 1987
Type of carrier Vinyl single
Recording 1986
Genre SoulFunkhip hopR & BSwing beatNew wave
Duration 3: 58
Tag WEA
Writer (s) Bill Withers
Producer (s) Jay KingThomas McElroyDenzil Foster
Position (s) in the charts
  1. 1 (United StatesCanada, New Zealand)
  2. 3 (United Kingdom)
  3. 4 (Dutch Single Top 100)
  4. 5 (Dutch Top 40)
  5. 7 (Switzerland)
  6. 9 (Germany)
  7. 12 (Flemish Radio 2 Top 30)
  8. 22 (Austria)
Club Nouveau
1986

Situation # 9

1987

Lean on me

1987

Why you treat me so bad

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Club Nouveau[Edit]Edit

In 1987 the American R & B group brachte Club Nouveau from the most successful version of the song. It reached in the American, Canadian and New Zealand charts the first place. In the Dutch Single Top 100 came into fourth place, while the Dutch Top 40 in the to number five came. In the Flemish Radio 2 Top 30 came the number only to a twelfth place.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 11-04-1987 up to and including 04-07-1987
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Position: 23 16 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 9 16 24 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 04-04-1987-25-07-1987
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Position: 49 15 10 9 6 6 5 4 6 6 6 11 21 30 39 52 84 from

Flemish Radio 2 Top 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 18-04-1987-23-05-1987
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Position: 21 12 13 17 17 24 from

Lean on me
Single from:

Glee Cast

From the album:

Life, love & pain

Released 2010
Type of carrier Music download
Recording 2009
Genre Ballade
Tag Sony
Writer (s) Bill Withers
Producer (s) Adam AndersRyan Murphy
Position (s) in the charts
  1. 100 (Dutch Single Top 100)
Glee Cast
2010

Defying gravity

2010

Lean on me

2010

Don't stop believin'

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Glee Cast[Edit]Edit

In 2009, the Glee Cast their version in the form of a ballade. The song was in the tenth episode of the first season of the television series Glee sung by Finn and Quinn.The song was listed at number hundred a bad week in the Dutch Single Top 100.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 30-10-2010
Week: 1
Position: 100 from

Other covers[Edit]Edit

2-4 Family made a hiphopversiein 1998. Other covers came from Mud (1976), Al Jarreau (1985), dc Talk (1992), Michael Bolton (1993), Bonnie Tyler (1999), Anne Murray (1999) and The Temptations.

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