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Up, Up and Away (song)

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"Up, Up and Away"
Up, Up and Away - single cover.jpg
Single by The 5th Dimension
from the album Up, Up and Away
B-side"Which Way to Nowhere"
ReleasedMay 1967
Format7" 45 RPM
RecordedFebruary 22, 1967, Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
GenrePsychedelic pop, sunshine pop
Length2:40
LabelSoul City
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Webb
Producer(s)Johnny Rivers, Marc Gordon

"Up, Up and Away" is a 1967 song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by the 5th Dimension that became a major pop hit, reaching No. 7 in July 1967 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart, and No. 9 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.[1] In other countries, it reached No. 1 in Canada, and in Australia. The song placed No. 43 on BMI's "Top 100 Songs of the Century".[2]

A canonical example of sunshine pop, themed around images of hot air ballooning, it cleaned up at the 10th Annual Grammy Awards in 1968, winning for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Performance by a Vocal Group, Best Performance by a Chorus and Best Contemporary Song. The instrumental backing was performed by members of the Wrecking Crew,[3] including guitarist Al Casey and drummer Hal Blaine.

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Usage in media

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 91.
  2. ^ "BMI Announces Top 100 Songs of the Century". Broadcast Music, Inc. 13 December 1999. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. ^ Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew. St. Martin’s Griffin. pp. 261–263. ISBN 978-1-250-03046-7.
  4. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/db8232
  5. ^ Andrea L (2 November 2011). "Rajput & The Sepoy Mutiny - Up Up and Away" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) Television Advertisement, 1972". Retrieved 11 November 2011.

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