Spill the Wine  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

"Spill the Wine" is a 1970 song performed by Eric Burdon and War. Released as a single in the spring of 1970, it was War's first chart hit (but not the only single which charted during Burdon's time with the group), reaching the top five and eventually peaking at number three.

The song has been covered a few times since, most notably by The Isley Brothers for their 1971 album Givin' It All Back, and also by The B-Side Players, Juan Ma y su Sonido CosteƱo, Rabbits And Carrots, Los Mocosos, Melvin Sparks, Alexander Zonjic, Michael Hutchence, The Dream Syndicate and Freaked Out Flower Children.


It was also a top three hit in Canada and Australia. It charted #15 in Netherlands and #28 in Germany.

In 1996, it was remixed by Junior Vasquez and released as a single again.

Lonnie Jordan said in an 2008 interview that Eric Burdon is the first latin rapper in pop music.

In Film

"Spill the Wine" was used in the popular motion pictures "Boogie Nights", "Deuce Bigalo: Male Gigolo" and "Remember the Titans".

It was also sung in an TV Episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air".

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