Today's the Day (America Song)
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Today's the Day America Song
"Today's the Day"
Single by America
from the album Hideaway
"Hideway Part II"
Released April 28, 1976
Genre Folk rock
Length 3:15
Label Warner Bros. 8212
Dan Peek
George Martin
America singles chronology
"Woman Tonight"
(1975)
"Today's the Day"
(1976)
"Amber Cascades"
(1976)

"Woman Tonight"
(1975)
"Today's the Day"
(1976)
"Amber Cascades"
(1976)

"Today's the Day" is a song by America on their 1976 album Hideaway. Written by group member Dan Peek, "Today's the Day" was released as the album's lead single in April 1976 and it peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] making it the most successful single from the album. The final Top 40 hit for America as a trio, "Today's the Day" was also America's third and final #1 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart which it topped for two weeks.[2] Internationally "Today's the Day" appeared on the charts in Canada (#16),[3] Australia (#55), and France (#67).

According to Dan Peek, "Today's the Day" was the inspiration for the Rod Stewart hit "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" a US #1 single for eight weeks from November 1976 to January 1977 which also afforded Stewart an international smash hit. Peek would recall that one evening when he and his guest Rod Stewart were playing together in Peek's home recording studio: "I played 'Today's the Day', the song I had been working on. Rod said that he liked it and that it gave him an idea for a song. Of course after his recording of 'Tonight's the Night' came out I laughed when I remembered what he'd said. I'm sure I probably smacked my forehead and said: 'Why didn't I think of that?'"[4]

Charts
Chart (1976) Peak
position
US Billboard Easy Listening 1
US Billboard Hot 100 23
US Cash Box Singles Chart 24
US Record World Singles Chart 33
US Radio & Records Singles Chart 16

See also

References

  1. ^ America, "Today's the Day" US Chart Positions Retrieved March 30, 2015
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 20.
  3. ^ America, "Today's the Day" Canadian Chart Position Archived 2015-02-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 30, 2015
  4. ^ Peak, Dan (2004). An American Band: the America Story. Xulon Press. ISBN 1-594679-29-0.

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