It's a Man's Man's Man's World (James Brown)

14 JULY 1966

The James Brown classic ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ was at its peak UK chart position of #13 on this day. It had previously reached #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (his third top ten hit there in 18 months) and #1 on the R&B charts.

This song - his 25th single release - was co-written by Brown's then-girlfriend, Betty Jean Newsome.

The production values of the video clip above demonstrate Brown's famed hyper-professionalism.

B-side. ‘Is It Yes or Is It No?’
Released. April 1966
Recorded. 16 February 1966, Talent Masters Studios, New York
Genre. Rhythm and blues, soul
Length. 2:52
Label. King 6035
Writer. James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome
Producer. James Brown

It's a Man's Man's Man's World (James Brown)