"The Proud One"
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Single by The Osmonds
from the album The Proud One
B-side"The Last Day Is Coming"
ReleasedMay 24, 1975
RecordedNovember 11, 1974
GenrePop rock
Length3:02
LabelMGM Records 14791
Songwriter(s)Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe
Producer(s)Mike Curb
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Having a Party"
(1975)
"The Proud One"
(1975)
"I'm Still Gonna Need You"
(1975)

"The Proud One" is a 1966 single written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe and originally performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and credited to Valli solo; that version peaked at #68 in the U.S.[1] and #64 in Canada.[2] Billboard claimed that "the electric sound of Valli is used to perfection in this powerful ballad, stating that the "easy-go dance beat [is] effective."[3] Cash Box said that it is a "powerhouse" and that "the Valli sound holds the moving, teen-oriented tale of love together and the sweeping arrangement adds a must spin again quality to it."[4]

The Osmonds cover

The Osmonds recorded the song and released it in the spring of 1975. It was their final appearance in the US Top 40, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, and their only number one on the Easy Listening chart, where it spent one week at number one in September 1975.[5] The song also reached number one in Ireland.[6]

Chart history

See also

References

  1. ^ Frankie Valli, "The Proud One" Chart Position Retrieved February 21, 2015
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1966. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  3. ^ "Spotlight Singles" (PDF). Billboard. October 22, 1966. p. 18. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  4. ^ "CashBox Record Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. October 22, 1966. p. 24. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 187.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know".
  7. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, September 27, 1975
  8. ^ Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-02 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  9. ^ New Zealand Top 40 Singles, 18 August 1975
  10. ^ UK Singles Chart Official Charts (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  11. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  12. ^ Bac-lac.gc.ca
  13. ^ "Britain's best selling records of '75". Record Mirror. London: Billboard. January 10, 1976. p. 12. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  14. ^ Top 50 Adult Contemporary Hits of 1975
  15. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.