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Rare Earth – I Just Want to Celebrate

July 5, 2011 | 1971, Group, Motown, Rare Earth

I just Want to Celebrate by Rare Earth was a hit during the summer of 1971. It peaked at Number 7 and is now considered one of the most popular song from the 70s.

It has appeared in number of movie sound tracks as well TV Commercials.

Rare Earth was not only the name of the group, but it was also the name of the song’s record label. A subsidiary of Motown Records.

When I first heard the song in the summer of 1971, I was but a 12 year old boy, although I would turn 13 at the end of summer. I recall listening to the song sitting under a shade tree at my Grandparents. I knew of Rare Earth and had heard a couple of their previous hits, most notably Get Ready. For some reason I first thought that it was a old song not a new one.

It was one of my favorite songs that summer and remains a favorite.

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