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Stoney End Song
"Stoney End"
Stoney End - Peggy Lipton.jpg
Single by Peggy Lipton
"San Francisco Glide"
Released1968
Format7" vinyl
GenreVocal pop
LabelOde
Laura Nyro
Lou Adler[1]
Peggy Lipton singles chronology
"Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1968)
"Red Clay County Line"
(1969)
"Stoney End"
Stoney End - Barbra Streisand.jpg
Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album Stoney End
"I'll Be Home"
ReleasedOctober 1970
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1970
GenrePop
LabelColumbia
Laura Nyro
Richard Perry
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"Stout-Hearted Men"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1970)
"Time and Love"
(1971)

"Stoney End" is a song written by Laura Nyro and first released in February 1967 on her debut album More Than a New Discovery. A gospel-inflected uptempo piece; according to childhood friend Alan Merrill, Nyro originally intended the song to be performed on a slower pace. The best known version of the song was a hit for Barbra Streisand in 1970.

Streisand recorded Stoney End as the title track of her twelfth studio album. The song was suggested to Streisand by record producer Richard Perry. Members of the group Fanny provided backing vocals.

The song reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1971 and became Streisand's second Top 10 hit. It also reached number two on the US Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada "Stoney End" peaked at number five.

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1970-71) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles[2] 5
Canada Adult Contemporary[3] 29
UK 27
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 6
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 2
US Cash Box Top 100 7

Year-end charts

Chart (1971) Rank
Canada[5] 65
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[6] 61
US Cash Box[7] 99

Other versions

  • The Stone Poneys, which featured Linda Ronstadt, recorded a moderated version of "Stoney End" for their Stone Poneys & Friends / Volume 3 album in 1968.
  • The Blossoms, who sang backing vocals on Peggy Lipton's version, recorded the song as the B-side of their single release, "Wonderful" in 1969.
  • "Stoney End" had previously been performed by The Chicks. It charted in New Zealand, reaching number 21 in January 1970.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Peggy Lipton - Stoney End / San Francisco Glide (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Item: 10616 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. 1970-01-09. Retrieved .

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