Please Come to Boston

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"Please Come to Boston"
Single by Dave Loggins
from the album Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop)
Released May 6, 1974
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Genre Country, soft rock[1]
Length 4:07
Label Epic
Writer(s) Dave Loggins
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Dave Loggins singles chronology
"Think'n of You"
(1973)
"Please Come to Boston"
(1974)
"Someday"
(1974)

"Please Come to Boston" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Dave Loggins. It was released in May 1974 as the first single from his album Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) and was produced by Jerry Crutchfield. It spent two weeks at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974;[2] it spent one week atop the Billboard easy listening chart.[3] It was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Male Pop Vocal performance.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles 4
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

Covers[edit]

The song has been covered numerous times, most notably by country music singer David Allan Coe and folk singer Joan Baez, who actually began her career in the Boston-Cambridge area and included the song on her 1976 live album From Every Stage. Other notable artists to have covered the song include Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Babyface, Tori Amos, Andrew WK, Kenny Chesney, Wade Bowen, Jackopierce, Reba McEntire, Jimmy Buffett, and Confederate Railroad.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Christopher Monger. "Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) - Dave Loggins | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ a b Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)