"Lean on Me" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers. It was released in April 1972. It was the first single from his second album, Still Bill. It was his first and only number one single on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the No. 7 song of 1972.
It is ranked number 208 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Many other versions have been recorded, and it is one of only nine songs to have reached No. 1 in the US Singles Charts with versions recorded by two different artists.
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- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 633.
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
- "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 25, 2008. Retrieved November 22, 2007.
- "Cover Me: Same Songs to Hit No. 1 By Two Different Artists". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012.