Looking for Space

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"Looking for Space"
Single by John Denver
from the album Windsong
B-side "Windsong"
Released February 1976
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Genre Country pop
Length 3:56
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) John Denver
Producer(s) Milton Okun
John Denver singles chronology
"Christmas for Cowboys"
"Looking for Space"
"It Makes Me Giggle"

"Looking for Space" is a popular song written and performed by the American singer-songwriter John Denver. Released as a single from his album Windsong, "Looking for Space" peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the April 1976. On the easy listening chart, the song reached number one to become Denver's seventh to top the chart.[1]

Denver described the themes of the song to Billboard magazine: "It's about looking for the definition of who you are, by finding out where you are, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally."[2] The song was inspired by and dedicated to Werner Erhard, whose Erhard Seminars Training program John Denver was associated with at the time.

The song experienced a brief resurgence in popularity in 1987 when it featured prominently in Limbo, the last episode of season seven of the television series Magnum, P.I., playing in its entirety over the last four minutes of an episode that had originally been intended to serve as a series finale.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 63
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 29
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 30

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)

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