Down by the Lazy River

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"Down by the Lazy River"
Single by The Osmonds
from the album Phase-III
B-side "He's the Light of the World"
Released January 1972
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:37
Label MGM Records 14324
Writer(s) Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Wayne Osmond
Producer(s) Alan Osmond, Michael Lloyd
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Down by the Lazy River"
"Hold Her Tight"

"Down by the Lazy River" is a song written by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, and Wayne Osmond and performed by The Osmonds. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #40 on the UK Singles Chart in 1972.[1] The song reached #1 for two weeks in the Netherlands[2] and for one week in Canada. The song appeared on their 1971 album, Phase-III.[3]

The song was produced by Alan Osmond and Michael Lloyd.[4]

The song was ranked #36 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1972.[5]


  1. ^ The Osmonds, "Down by the Lazy River" Chart Positions Retrieved February 14, 2014
  2. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - week 12, 1973". Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ The Osmonds, Phase-III Retrieved February 14, 2014
  4. ^ The Osmonds, "Down by the Lazy River" single release Retrieved February 14, 2014
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1972". Retrieved February 14, 2014.