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Shinin' On is the eighth studio album by American rock band Grand Funk Railroad. The album was released in March 1974, by Capitol Records. Although not as successful as its predecessor, We're an American Band (1973), it peaked at #5 in the US and was certified gold, and its first single, a cover of "The Loco-Motion" topped the U.S. charts.[1] The original cover was done in bi-visual 3-D and included the required blue and red lensed glasses to view it. A Quadraphonic mix of the album was available in the Quadraphonic 8-Track cartridge format. The title song was featured in The Simpsons' 7th season episode "Homerpalooza" on May 19, 1996.

Shinin' On
Shinin' On (Grand Funk Railroad album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1974
GenreHard rock
LabelCapitol Records
ProducerTodd Rundgren
Grand Funk Railroad chronology
We're an American Band
Shinin' On
All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
Singles from Shinin' On
  1. "The Loco-Motion"/"Destitute and Losin'"
    Released: May 1974
  2. "Shinin' On"/"Mr. Pretty Boy"
    Released: July 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB[3]


Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Shinin' On"Brewer, Farner5:59
2."To Get Back In"Farner3:56
3."The Loco-Motion"Goffin, King2:46
4."Carry Me Through"Brewer, Frost5:34
Side two
5."Please Me"Brewer, Farner3:37
6."Mr. Pretty Boy"Brewer, Farner, Frost3:08
7."Gettin' Over You"Brewer, Frost3:59
8."Little Johnny Hooker"Farner4:59
CD release bonus tracks
9."Destitute and Losin'"Farner7:03
10."Shinin' On (2003 Remix)"Brewer, Farner6:09




Year Chart Peak Position
1974 Billboard 200 5[4]
Canada 2[5]
Norway 10[6]


Year Single Chart Position
1974 "The Loco-Motion" Billboard Hot 100 1
Canada 1
Germany 10
Australia 7
"Shinin' On" Billboard Hot 100 11[7]
Canada 13


  1. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "The Loco-Motion" US Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  2. ^ Donald A. Guarisco. "Shinin' On - Grand Funk Railroad". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via
  4. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Shinin On US Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  5. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Shinin On Canadian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  6. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Shinin On Norwegian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  7. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Shinin On" Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015