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Whenever you talk backup singing, you have to start with the Pips. What other backup singers were so beloved that fans actually aspired to stand behind the lead? Fans would line up to sing “shoop shoop” behind Gladys Knight.

Here’s the pinnacle, the classic “Midnight Train to Georgia”:

Too much for the man…
He couldn’t make it!

He said he’s go-in’!

(goin’ back to find)

Leavin!

Leavin’ on a midnight train…

(goin’ back to find)

Whenever he takes that ride, guess who’s gonna be right by his side?

I know you will!

Leavin’ on that midnight traiiiin to Georgia…whoo whoo!

(live in his world)

That… world… is his… his n’ hers alone…

(drea-min)

A superstar, but he didn’t get far.

Dreams don’t always come true, nah-ah, no, nah-ah!

Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoooo

Woo-hoo-hooooo-hoo!

Leavin!

Leavin’ on that midnight traiiin.

(goin’ back to find)

Whenever he takes that ride, guess who’s gonna be right by his side?

I know you will!

Leavin’ on a midnight train to Georgiaaaa, woo hoo!

(live in his world)

That… world… is his… his n’ hers alone…

(leavin)

Leavin’ on a midnight train…

(goin’ back to find)

Whenever he takes that ride, guess who’s gonna be right by his side?

I know you will!

Leavin’ on a midnight train to Georgiaaaa, woo hoo!

(live in his worlllld)

Her… world… is his… his n’ hers alone…

One love, all aboard! (repeat x5)

One love, all aboard… Midnight Train to go! (repeat x5)

Goosebumps, baby.

Next week, Hall & Oates.

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