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On and On (Gladys Knight & the Pips song)

"On and On" is a song written by Curtis Mayfield and performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips and was from the film Claudine. It reached #2 on the U.S. R&B chart, #5 on the U.S. pop chart, and #13 on the Canadian pop chart in 1974.[1] It was featured on their 1974 album Claudine.[2]

"On and On"
Single by Gladys Knight & the Pips
from the album Claudine
B-side"The Makings of You"
ReleasedApril 1974 (1974-04)
Songwriter(s)Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s)Curtis Mayfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips singles chronology
"Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me"
"On and On"
"Between Her Goodbye and My Hello"

The song was arranged by Richard Tufo and produced by Curtis Mayfield.[3]

The song was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1974, but lost to "I Feel Love" by Charlie Rich.

The song ranked #69 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1974.[4]

Other versionsEdit

  • Mayfield released a version of the song as the B-side to his 1990 single "Got to Be Real".[5]


  1. ^ "Gladys Knight & the Pips, "On and On" Chart Positions". Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gladys Knight & the Pips, Claudine". Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Gladys Knight & the Pips, "On and On" Single Release". Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Top Pop Singles" (PDF). Billboard. New York, New York: Billboard Publications, Inc. December 28, 1974. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Curtis Mayfield, "Got to Be Real" Single Release". Retrieved April 5, 2019.