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"The World Is a Ghetto" is a song written and performed by War. It reached #3 on the U.S. R&B chart and #7 on the U.S. pop chart in 1973.[1] It was featured on their 1972 album The World Is a Ghetto.[2]

"The World Is a Ghetto"
Single by War
from the album The World Is a Ghetto
B-side"Four Cornered Room"
ReleasedOctober 1972 (1972-10)
GenreFunk
Length3:59
LabelUnited Artists
Songwriter(s)War
Producer(s)Jerry Goldstein
War singles chronology
"Slippin' into Darkness"
(1971)
"The World Is a Ghetto"
(1972)
"The Cisco Kid"
(1973)

The song was produced by Jerry Goldstein.[3]

The song ranked #94 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1973.[4]

Other charting versionsEdit

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SamplingEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "War, "The World Is a Ghetto" Chart Positions". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "War, The World Is a Ghetto". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "War, "The World Is a Ghetto" Single Release". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1973". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved April 3, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Will Downing, "The World Is a Ghetto" Chart Position". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ahmad Jamal, "The World Is a Ghetto" Single Release". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Charles Kynard, Your Mama Don't Dance". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "James Moody, Sax & Flute Man". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sonny Stitt, Mr. Bojangles". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "George Shearing, The Way We Are". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  11. ^ "George Benson, "The World Is a Ghetto" Single Release". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Sax Pack, The Sax Pack". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  13. ^ "DJ Spinna, The Boogie Back: Post Disco Club Jams". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Paragons, On the Beach with The Paragons". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Kandace Springs, Soul Eyes". Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – War – The World Is a Ghetto". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 21, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.