This song used to make me so sad whenever I could pick up on AM radio from Alabama... I was always so homesick for CKLW 800 AM when as an Army kid I lived down South. Late late at night I could pick up WLS from Chicago and CK from Detroit/Windsor.

I met a boy that summer and this song reminds me of him to this day... He and I are still friends and we just spoke on the phone yesterday. He has no idea about the song connection... Guess he will now! LOL

My Facebook friends really react whenever I post this video so I thought I'd share it with my readers around the globe.... Here is one of my favorites... "Ooh Child"

"O-o-h Child" is a 1970 single recorded and released by Chicago soul family group the Five Stairsteps, who released it on the Buddah label. Written by Stan Vincent and included on the band's The Stairsteps album from 1970, it has become the Stairsteps' signature song and has inspired more than twenty covers since its release.

The song featured various members including lone female member and eldest sister Alohe, brothers Keni, Dennis, James, and lead singer Clarence Burke, Jr. singing in various parts of the song.

The lyrics tell young children that "things are gonna get easier" in times of strife. The song's uplifting message helped the song to become popular among pop and rhythm and blues audiences when it was released.

This was the Stairsteps' only single to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eight on that chart while peaking at number fourteen on the R&B chart.

It would be their last R&B top 40 (they had several top 40 R&B hits in the 1960s) until 1976's "From Us to You". The song is ranked #392 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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