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Who sang Lean on Me in the 80's?

This version of "Lean on Me" is known for the addition of the faux-reggae refrain "We be jammin'! We be jammin'!". The song ranked at number 94 in VH1's 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders of the 80s.

Club Nouveau version.
"Lean on Me"
Songwriter(s) Bill Withers
Producer(s) Jay King
Club Nouveau singles chronology

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Keeping this in consideration, who first recorded Lean On Me?

Bill Withers

Furthermore, what year was lean on me released? 1972

Accordingly, who sang lean on?

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Why was Lean On Me written?

Singer/songwriter Bill Withers wrote "Lean on Me" based on his experiences growing up in a West Virginia coal mining town. During the lean times, neighbors would help each other out. The song was written before Withers was a recording star, having to come up with "material" for a new album.

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