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Donny Hathaway

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Biography

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an Grammy Award-winning American soul musician. He signed with Atlantic Records in 1969, and with his first single "The Ghetto" (1970), Rolling Stone magazine marked him as "a major new force in soul music." His collaborations with Roberta Flack took him to the top of the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet "Where Is the Love" in 1973. On January 13, 1979, his body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Yes, this is the Ghetto, sure nuff now
    Don't you know that's all right yeah, yeah
    The Ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
    The Ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
    The Ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
    The Ghetto  -  306,667 plays
  2.  
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    Hang all the mistletoe
    I'm gonna get to know you better
    This Christmas
    And as we trim the tree
    How much fun it's gonna be together
    This Christmas  -  217,138 plays
  3.  
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    I've been so many places
    In my life and time
    I've sung a lot of songs
    I've made some bad rhymes
    I've acted out my life in stages
    A Song For You  -  203,033 plays
  4.  
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    Let's get down now
    I hear voices, I see people
    I hear voices of many people
    (Oh, yeah)
    I hear voices, I see people
    Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)  -  116,022 plays
  5.  
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    Hang onto the world as it spins around
    Just don't let the spin get you down
    Things are moving fast
    Hold on tight and you will last
    Keep your self-respect, you're man, the pride
    Someday We'll All Be Free  -  133,375 plays
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