In The Ghetto

Candi Staton


Top 40

youtube video placeholder


Cover van: Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto (1969).

A-kant Titel

In The Ghetto

A-kant Lengte


A-kant Componist(en)

Mac Davis

A-kant Producer(s)

Rick Hall

B-kant titel

Sure As Sin

B-kant lengte


B-kant componist(en)

Eddie Hinton, Marlin Greene

B-kant producer(s)

Rick Hall


United Artists


5C 006-93 686

Hoogste positie UK


Hoogste positie US



Candi Staton

Luister de Top 40-hits Luister de Top 40 op Spotify


As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago morn
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries

'Cause if there's one thing
That she don't need
It's another little
Hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an
Angry young man some day

Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Or do we simply turn our heads
And look the other way

Well, the world turns
And a hungry little boy
With a runny nose
Plays in the street
As the cold wind blows
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his hunger burns

So he starts to
Roam the street at night
He learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car
Tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers round
An angry young man
Face down in the street
With a gun in his hand
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And as her young man dies
On a cold and grey Chicago morn
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries (in the ghetto)

Alle Top 40-hits

Details Noah Kahan - Stick Season
Details Dua Lipa - Houdini
Details Ofenbach feat. Norma Jean Martine - Overdrive
Details Flemming, Zoë Tauran, Ronnie Flex - Alles Op Gevoel
Details David Guetta & Kim Petras - When We Were Young (The Logical Song)
Details Benson Boone - Beautiful Things
Details Loreen - Is It Love
Details Teddy Swims - The Door
Details Hannah Mae - Waterdicht
Details Son Mieux - Tonight
Details Ariana Grande - Yes, And?
Details Lost Frequencies & Bastille - Head Down
Details Teddy Swims - Lose Control
Details Kygo with Ava Max - Whatever
Details Claude - Écoutez-Moi
Details Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike x Tiësto x W&W & Dido - Thank You - Not So Bad
Details Dean Lewis - Trust Me Mate
Details Beyoncé - Texas Hold 'em
Details Antoon - Blindelings
Details Tate McRae - Greedy
Details P!nk - All Out Of Fight
Details Chef'Special - Speed Of Light
Details Kris Kross Amsterdam, Sera x Conor Maynard - Stay (Never Leave)
Details Jonna Fraser - Tuesday
Details Taylor Swift - Cruel Summer
Details Mark Ambor - Good To Be
Details Rondé - Undecided
Details Cyril - Stumblin' In
Details Donnie & Marco Schuitmaker - Hier Mag Alles
Details Flemming & Boef - Champions League
Details Sera x YouNotUs - I Can't Be The Only One
Details Douwe Bob - Nothing To Lose
Details Di-Rect - My Blood
Details Sophie Ellis Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor
Details Tiësto & Fast Boy - All My Life
Details Oscar and The Wolf - Angel Face
Details Dua Lipa - Training Season
Details Alok & Bebe Rexha - Deep In Your Love
Details Roxy Dekker - Satisfyer
Details Anne-Marie feat. Shania Twain - Unhealthy