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Which Way You Goin' Billy? (song)

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"Which Way You Goin' Billy?"
Which Way You Goin' Billy? - The Poppy Family.jpg
Single by The Poppy Family
from the album Which Way You Goin' Billy?
B-side"Endless Sleep"
  • 1969 (Canada)
  • March 1970 (U.S.)
GenrePop, Soft rock
Songwriter(s)Terry Jacks
Producer(s)Terry Jacks
The Poppy Family singles chronology
"Which Way You Goin' Billy?"
"That's Where I Went Wrong"

"Which Way You Goin' Billy?" was a global, multi-million-selling hit single from the Canadian band The Poppy Family. The single, first released in 1969, was from the album of the same name and was a chart-topping hit in Canada and Ireland. It was also a significant hit in other parts of the world, reaching #2 on both the U.S. Cash Box and Billboard pop charts.

Chart performance

In the group's native Canada, the single hit #1 on the CANCON singles chart dated 25 October 1969.[1] It ranked as one of the ten biggest singles of the year (at #9) on the Canadian 'List of Biggest Singles of 1969' chart.[2] In Billboard's ranking of the Top Hits of 1970, it was listed at #26 for the year. It also ranked at #5 on the 'List of RPM Biggest Adult Contemporary Hits of 1969'.[3]

Subsequently, issued in the United States in March 1970, it was a million-selling Gold record-certified #2 smash on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that June. It was kept from the #1 spot by both Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens and The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles.[4] It hit #6 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.[5]

In June 1970, it peaked at #2 on the South African singles chart.[6]

Released in UK, it peaked at #7 on 26 September 1970.[7]

The song was ranked #38 on the List of RPM Cancon number-one singles chart as published in the RPM magazine, dated June 24, 1996.[8]

Allmusic critic Mark Deming states: "If the '70s were supposed to be about having a nice day, "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" shows the Poppy Family were one band waiting for a cloud to blot out all that annoying sunshine..."[9]

Chart history

Cover versions

Donny & Marie Osmond covered "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" on their 1976 LP, New Season.


  1. ^ RPM (magazine) (25 October 1969). "Canadian Content (Cancon) - Volume 12, No. 10, October 25, 1969" (PDF). (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). ISSN 0033-7064. OCLC 2126390. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ RPM (magazine) (1 November 1969). "Top Singles - Volume 12, No. 11, November 01 1969" (PDF). (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). ISSN 0033-7064. OCLC 2126390. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ RPM (magazine) (1 November 1969). "Adult Contemporary - Volume 12, No. 11, November 01 1969" (PDF). (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). ISSN 0033-7064. OCLC 2126390. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 195.
  6. ^ Brian Currin (2003-05-25). "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (P)". Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  7. ^ ISBN 9780753522004 UK Official Top 40 charts p224
  8. ^ RPM (magazine) (24 June 1996). "Canadian Content (Cancon) - Volume 63, No. 19, June 24, 1996" (PDF). (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). ISSN 0033-7064. OCLC 2126390. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  9. ^ Deming, Mark. "Which Way You Goin' Billy? The Poppy Family » Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 236. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Which Way You Goin' Billy". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  13. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 20, 1970
  14. ^ "RPM Top Singles of 1969". Library and Archives Canada. RPM. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  15. ^
  16. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1970

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