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TCC Playlist: Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum

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Norman Greenbaum

Norman Greenbaum wrote and recorded “Spirit in the Sky” in 1969 after watching Porter Wagoner sing a gospel song on television. Despite being Jewish, he wanted to try his hand at writing gospel too. “Spirit in the Sky” reached number three on the U.S. Billboard chart, and Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time.  To us, it just sounds like summer. Listen here: