Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) PC 33280
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) FC 35647
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 Earth, Wind & Fire CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 83284
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 32536
1.4 That’s the Way of the World 5:49 The Collection Earth, Wind & Fire K‐tel (International budget record label) NCD 3322
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 35647
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:42 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 33280
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 032536 2
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Records (Japanese imprint) SRCS 6111
1.14 That's the Way of the World 5:43 The Love Songs Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 467768 2
2.11 That's The Way Of The World 5:44 The Very Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 4261 41, 01 4262 41
2.11 That's the Way of the World 5:44 The Very Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 4260 62
2.8 That's the Way of the World 5:45 The Very Best of Earth Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 468931-2
1.18 That's the Way of the World 5:44 The Eternal Dance Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) C3K 52439
1.6 That's the Way of the World 5:43 The Very Best Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 474095 2
1.2 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Definitive Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 480554 9
1.2 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Definitive Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 480554 2
2.16 That's the Way of the World 5:49 The Promised Land Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 478585-2
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:45 Sing a Song Earth, Wind & Fire Queen Records QCD-709
1.14 That's the Way of the World 5:47 Let's Groove: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 486511 2
1.15 That's the Way of the World 5:48 Let's Groove: A Dance Collection Earth, Wind & Fire
1.8 That’s the Way of the World 5:44 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire Kiosk, Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified), Sony Music Media CBU 67503, SMM 487909 2
1.2 That's the Way of the World 5:43 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 65779
1.8 That's The Way Of The World 5:48 Body + Soul: Love & Tenderness Various Artists Time-Life Music R794-02
1.13 That’s the Way of the World 5:47 Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 87540/LSP 985714 2
1.2 That's the Way of the World 5:43 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. CK 65779, D 128134
1.3 That's the Way of the World 5:43 The Ultimate Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music TV SONYTV66CD
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 65920
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:44 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 65735
1.9 That's The Way Of The World 5:45 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music Publishing France
1.12 That's the Way of the World 5:46 Midnight Blue Top 40 Chartbusters 1975 Various Artists Madacy Records
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 33280
2.14 That's the Way of the World 5:46 The Dutch Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music Media 17-494765-10, 494765 2
1.10 That's The Way Of The World 5:44 The Essential Earth, Wind, & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
1.7 That's the Way of the World 5:46 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) C2K 86661
1.12 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)
2.7 That's the Way of the World 5:46 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 5094362000
1.7 That's the Way of the World 5:46 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire 3.0 Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 86663
1.9 That's the Way of the World 5:44 Cool Summer Jazz Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCD531
1.2 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Definitive Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 480554 5
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP 402
2.9 That's the Way of the World 5:47 The Great Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2016
1.2 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Smooth R&B Various Artists
1.17 That's the Way of the World 5:44 Getaway: Greatest Hits + 2 Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP 36
1.15 That's the Way of the World 5:42 Les Indispensables Earth, Wind & Fire Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)
1.9 That’s the Way of the World 5:47 The Very Best of Earth, Wind and Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:47 Playlist: The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:47 Playlist: The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 81993 2
1.6 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Ferry Maat's Soulshow Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists PTG Records
1.16 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!)
1.16 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 88697757912
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:44 Think Like a Man: Music From & Inspired by the Film Various Artists Epic 88691 93953 2
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:43 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
4.2 That's the Way of the World 5:46 The Columbia Masters Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697894692
8.6 That's the Way of the World 5:44 The Columbia Masters Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697894692
1.4 That's the Way of the World 5:45 Black Music Lounge Various Artists Warner Music (global imprint of Warner Music Group, 'W' logo either with "Warner Music" or no text)
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Speakers Corner SPCO-SPE-33280
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:45 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.7 That's the Way of the World 5:46 S.O.U.L. Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88842024922, 88843024922
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) G0100028025007
1.2 That’s the Way of the World 5:43 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)
1.6 That’s the Way of the World 5:46 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Sorrisi e Canzoni TV GAI 10309
2.7 That's the Way of the World 5:46 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire
1.13 That’s the Way of the World 5:47 The Power of Love: Hearts on Fire Various Artists Time-Life Music TL629/32
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1.2 Thats The Way Of The World 5:47 KYOT Smooth Jazz Sampler Volume 9 Various Artists

Relationships

arranger: Earth, Wind & Fire
Charles Stepney
co-producer: Charles Stepney
engineer: George Massenburg
producer: Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
phonographic copyright by: CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1975)
part of: The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 329)
recording of: That's the Way of the World

That's the Way of the World

writer: Charles Stepney
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Verdine White