Release Date

August 1, 1970

“Express Yourself” was written by Charles Wright and performed by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. It became their signature song after its release in 1970 on their album, Express Yourself. The song was produced by Wright.

It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also their biggest hit on the U.S. R&B chart, reaching #3.

The single was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1971, losing to The Delfonics song “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” and ranked #57 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970.