Who doesn’t want to have a lovely day, or at least start his day with a wonderful beat, by Bill Withers?
Bill Withers was an American artist, acting as a songwriter and musician.
His most famous songs are Ain’t No Sunshine, Use Me, Lean on Me, and Lovely Day.
He had a relatively short career of fifteen years.
Lovely Day is one of his most loved songs in his career, released in December 1977, as part of Withers' album named Menagerie.
The song has It Ain’t Because of Me Baby on its B-side.
The free Lovely Day piano sheet music was released as an R&B, funk, and soul music genre, released by Columbia records label.
It has a length of 3:46 minutes in its original version.
The song was produced by Bill Withers and Clearance McDonald and it was written by Bill Withers and Skip Scarborough.
The interesting thing about Lovely Day is that Whiters sustained the note towards the end for 18 seconds long, becoming the longest ever recorded on an American pop song.
Once released, the free Lovely Day piano sheets peaked at number six on the Billboard R&B chart, and number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.
The song has been re-released as a single at least twice in the UK.
It was also remixed several times and, because of its success, many famous artists have covered it over the years.
For example, the most appreciated versions are the ones by S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. in 1992.
Lovely Day was featured in media in the TV series Great Railway Journeys of the World, After Life, and Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed by Gameloft.
Looking into its composition, we find the presence of the keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums, shaker, percussion, and vocals.
The most appreciated element of the song though remains the 18 seconds note from the end of the song.
Today we made it available also on our website and you can find all the resources you need to try playing it at your piano at home.