Release Date

January 1, 1977

“Lovely Day” is a song by American soul and R&B singer Bill Withers. Written by Withers and Skip Scarborough, it was released on December 21, 1977, and appears on Withers’s 1977 album Menagerie. Withers holds a sustained note towards the end which, at 18 seconds long, is one of the longest ever recorded on an American pop song. The song was listed at #402 on Rolling Stone’s “Top 500 Best Songs of All Time” in 2021.