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The 5th Dimension

Up, Up And Away

  • Pop
  • Soul
  • Space
  • Blues
  • Vocal
song from
  • 1967
  • 1971
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 2000

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“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 #7 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and sold well in Canada. The single peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Top 40. A canonical example of sunshine pop, themed around images of hot air ballooning, it cleaned up at the Grammy Awards of 1968, winning for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental, and the big prizes of Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Al Casey was the guitarist on this recording, as was fellow “Wrecking Crew” drummer Hal Blaine. In the United Kingdom, it was the Johnny Mann Singers’ cover version that became the Top 10 hit, reaching No. 6 in August 1967. ... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ For we can fly, up, up and away ... For we can fly ... Up, up and away

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