"Shower the People"
is the opening track on James Taylor
album In the Pocket
. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100
chart in the fall of that year, remaining in the Top 40
for eight weeks. It also topped the adult contemporary chart
for one week, Taylor's third song to do so, following 1971
's "You've Got a Friend
" and 1975
's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
It would later be covered by country music band 4 Runner and R&B-star Babyface.