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The Best of the Pointer Sisters is the first compilation album released by the Pointer Sisters on the ABC/Blue Thumb record label in July 1976. It includes their biggest hits up to that point, such as "Yes We Can Can", "Fairytale", and "How Long". The album also included the new single "You Gotta Believe", which was produced by Norman Whitfield and featured in the 1976 film Car Wash and on its soundtrack.

The Best of the Pointer Sisters
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 1976
GenreR&B, soul, Funk
LabelABC Records/Blue Thumb Records
ProducerDavid Rubinson & Friends, Inc., Norman Whitfield
The Pointer Sisters chronology
The Best of the Pointer Sisters
Having a Party
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB+ [1]

Track listingEdit

Side one
1."You Gotta Believe"Norman Whitfield2:44
2."Black Coffee"Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke6:04
3."Wang Dang Doodle"Willie Dixon2:42
4."Salt Peanuts"Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen / Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke5:10
Side two
5."Steam Heat"Richard Adler, Jerry Ross2:48
6."Cloudburst"Leroy Kirkland, Jimmy Harris3:10
7."Easy Days"Isaac Hayes, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer3:33
8."Jada"Pointer Sisters, Good4:40
9."That's a Plenty" / "Surfeit, U.S.A." (medley)Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack / Good, Cohen4:26
Side three
10."Little Pony"Neal Hefti, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert4:41
11."Sugar"Pointer Sisters2:19
12."Yes We Can Can"Allen Toussaint3:55
13."Sleeping Alone"Stevie Wonder4:00
Side four
14."Fairytale"A. Pointer, B. Pointer3:02
15."Shaky Flat"J. Pointer, A. Pointer, B. Pointer4:41
16."Going Down Slowly"Toussaint3:11
17."How Long"A. Pointer, J. Pointer, Ruth Pointer, David Rubinson3:30

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1976) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 164
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 33


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via

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