Life Is a Song Worth Singing
|Life Is a Song Worth Singing|
|Studio album by Teddy Pendergrass|
|Released||June 2, 1978|
|Recorded||1977–1978 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Label||Philadelphia International Records|
|Producer||Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Jack Faith, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Victor Carstarphen, Sherman Marshall|
|Teddy Pendergrass chronology|
|Singles from Life Is a Song Worth Singing|
|Robert Christgau||B |
It contained two singles: "Only You" and "Close the Door". "Close The Door" reached number one on the US R&B music chart. Also, the ballads "It Don't Hurt Now" and "When Somebody Loves You Back" are staples on Quiet storm radio formats. The album itself did well on the charts as well, reaching number 11 on the US Pop chart and reaching number one on the R&B chart. It was nominated for an American Music Award, Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1979.
The title track is a cover of the Johnny Mathis hit single "Life is a Song Worth Singing", which was released in 1973.
- "Life Is a Song Worth Singing" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed)
- "Only You"
- "Cold, Cold World" (Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead)
- "Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose"
- "Close the Door"
- "It Don't Hurt Now" (Sherman Marshall, Ted Wortham)
- "When Somebody Loves You Back"
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||11|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||1|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1978||"Close the Door"||25||1||—|
|"Life Is a Song Worth Singing"||—||—||—|