Sly & The Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" was an able showcase for Larry Graham's innovative bass-playing skills. The band gleamed a lot of their inspiration from their concerts and their own individual influences. Graham was a huge fan of guitarist Freddie Stone, which may explain some of the nimbleness in his playing. From their Greatest Hits LP, the million-selling "'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" parked at number five R&B for five weeks and number one pop for two weeks in the spring of 1970. The track's groove influenced Janet Jackson's 1989 gold single "Rhythm Nation."