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‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ Since Bill Withers Is Gone, But We Want To Honor His Legacy

‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ Since Bill Withers Is Gone, But We Want To Honor His Legacy

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of a music industry legend, Bill Withers. His career was most successful in the ’70s, but his music has traveled through the decades, radiating with people young and old. 

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The Recording Academy has issued a statement on Bill’s passing saying, “The Recording Academy® is deeply saddened by the passing of legendary singer/songwriter Bill Withers. Throughout his remarkably impactful career, Bill earned three GRAMMY Awards® in the Best Rhythm & Blues Song category for his timeless classics “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Just The Two Of Us,” and “Lean On Me.” Bill’s work has made a lasting impression on the music industry, with countless acclaimed artists performing renditions of his recordings, including Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, and Barbra Streisand. His music will continue to influence the music community and be cherished by the world for years to come. Our hearts go out to his loved ones and all who were impacted by his incomparable work.

Harvey Mason jr.
Chair and Interim President/CEO
Recording Academy

His life and career will always be remembered as that of a true icon, singing relatable songs about selflessness, compassion, and so much more! We want to do our part in honoring his legacy, so we have put together a list of our top 5 favorite Bill Withers songs of all time. We have no doubt these songs, as well as many others, will go down in the history books!

‘Lean On Me’

‘Ain’t No Sunshine’

‘Just The Two Of Us’

‘Lovely Day’

‘Grandma’s Hands’

We here at The Honey Pop, send our condolences to Bill Withers’ friends, family, and all those that knew him. We hope you can find some peace during this difficult time.

Let us know your favorite Bill Withers song in the comments below or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!

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