"Down by the Lazy River"
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U.S. 7" single
Single by The Osmonds
from the album Phase III
B-side"He's the Light of the World"
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1972
RecordedJuly 29, 1971
GenrePop rock
Length2:37
LabelMGM
Songwriter(s)Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond
Producer(s)Alan Osmond, Michael Lloyd
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Yo-Yo"
(1971)
"Down by the Lazy River"
(1972)
"Hold Her Tight"
(1972)

"Down by the Lazy River" is a song written by Alan and Merrill Osmond and performed by The Osmonds, it was produced by Alan Osmond and Michael Lloyd[1] "Down By the Lazy River" was released on January 15, 1972 and appeared on the band's 1972 album, "Phase III".[2] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 24, 1972. In 2021, the song was featured in the "South ParQ Vaccination Special".

Chart performance

The song was ranked No. 36 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1972.[12] Cash Box had it at No. 30 for the year.[11] The song, like almost all of the Osmonds' discography,[13] was largely left out of recurrent rotation as radio stations no longer play the record; of all of the Osmonds' songs, "Down by the Lazy River" fared the worst relative to its popularity at the time.[14]

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Cover versions

  1. 1973 - The Barron Knights, on the album Barron Knights[16]
  2. 1974 - Society of Seven[17]
  3. 2002 - Montezuma's Revenge[17]
  4. 2002 - Wonderboy, on the compilation album Right to Chews - Bubblegum Classics Revisited[17]
  5. 2007 - Rytterne Röj, a Swedish band[17]

References

  1. ^ The Osmonds, "Down by the Lazy River" single release 45cat.com, Retrieved February 14, 2014
  2. ^ The Osmonds, Phase-III Discogs.com, Retrieved February 14, 2014
  3. ^ a b "Top 100 1972-03-11". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  4. ^ The Osmonds, "Down by the Lazy River" Chart Positions Musicvf.com, Retrieved February 14, 2014
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - week 12, 1973". Top40.nl. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "RPM100 Singles" (PDF). RPM. 18 March 1972. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Toutes les Chansons N° 1 des Années 70" (in French). InfoDisc. 1972-03-16. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  8. ^ https://www.top40.nl/the-osmonds/the-osmonds-down-by-the-lazy-river-6065
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2013-07-12.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1972/Top 100 Songs of 1972". Musicoutfitters.com. Archived from the original on 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  11. ^ a b "Top 100 Year End Charts: 1972". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  12. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1972". Longboredsurfer.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  13. ^ "Lost Factor's Top 10 Artists: 1970-94". Radioinsight.com.
  14. ^ Ross, Sean (February 9, 2022). "The 100 Most Lost Songs of All Time". Radio Insight. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  15. ^ "American single certifications – The Osmonds – Down by the Lazy River". Recording Industry Association of America.
  16. ^ "The Barron Knights - Barron Knights". Second Hand Songs. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  17. ^ a b c d "Cover Versions of Down by the Lazy River". Second Hand Songs. Retrieved 2017-09-02.