The 5 on Friday: Lean on Me

Written by Suzanne on November 14, 2008 – 9:27 am -

So I didn’t hit the world record yesterday for the most comments on one post but I did hit a new HIH record. I want to thank everyone that stopped by and left a comment.

Seeing all the original and sincere comments got me thinking about the song by Bill Withers called Lean on Me. The idea of sending out a request and having people answer it is a powerful demonstration of the human spirit. This may sound corny, but in these times of economic stress, this is a motto that many of us will need to live by.


So today’s The 5 on Friday is:

5 Variations of Lean on Me

LHS Rockafellas

This high school a capalla band really knows how to rock an assembly:

Two Guys from the UK and a Guitar

If you’re looking for a wedding band and you just happen to be in the United Kingdom, Rumour Has It these guys play at weddings.

Cover by Ben Deignan 

Ben Deignan covers this classic tune from his living room.

Lean on Me, The Movie


Morgan Freeman stars in this biographical film from 1989. The movie is loosely based on the life of Joe Clark, an inner city high school principal in New Jersey that helps save the high school with his sincere desire, and tough love techniques. The real Joe Clark went on to become a motivational and key-note speaker.

Steven Tyler Sings

Aerosmith’s lead man, Steven Tyler, sings with a little help from his choir friends at the Church of Today in Detroit.

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