Sailing Away (All of Us song)
|Single by All Of Us|
|B-side||"Pick It Up"|
"Sailing Away" is a 1986 single by a supergroup of New Zealand singers and personalities, to promote New Zealand yacht KZ 7 in the 1987 America's Cup. It spent nine weeks at #1 in the single chart, the longest run of a New Zealand single until 2009. While the song is conceptually similar to the many charity supergroup singles released in the mid 1980s, "Sailing Away" has its origins as a television advertisement and was not a charity record.
All Of Us (in singing order)
- Dave Dobbyn (singer)
- Billy T. James (entertainer and comedian)
- Tim Finn (singer)
- Bunny Walters (singer)
- Barry Crump (author and personality)
- Annie Crummer (singer)
- Hammond Gamble (blues singer) and Beaver (jazz singer)
- John Hore Grenell and Suzanne Prentice (country singers)
- Satellite Spies (pop group)
- Mark Loveys
- Gordon Joll
- David Curtis
- Eddie Pausma
- Sonny Day (blues musician) and Jacqui Fitzgerald (jazz singer)
- Ray Woolf (entertainer) and Suzanne Lynch (singer)
- Dougal Stevenson (newsreader)
- Precious McKenzie (Commonwealth Games weightlifter)
- Peter Williams (newsreader)
- Graham Lowe (rugby league coach)
- Gray Bartlett (country singer)
- Roger Gascoigne (broadcaster)
- Ian Ferguson (Olympic canoeist)
- Glenn Turner (cricketer)
- Keith Quinn (sports broadcaster)
- Jeremy Coney (cricketer)
- Alex "Grizz" Wyllie (All Black coach)
- Marshall Seifert (art gallery owner)
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New Zealand Herald entertainment critic Paul Casserly notes that the song reflects a different New Zealand: "we are no longer "One nation on the water". The chances of us all getting behind a yachting event to this extent again seem unlikely, absurd even." However, the song "Loyal" by Dave Dobbyn (who featured in "Sailing Away") would later be adopted by Team New Zealand for the 2003 America's Cup defence.
"Living Doll" by Cliff Richard feat The Young Ones
|RIANZ Number-one single
13 June 1986 – 8 August 1986 (6 weeks)
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- "Smashproof break chart record". The New Zealand Herald. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
- Casserly, Paul (Sep 21, 2012). "Feed the World (And Stuff Like That)". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2 April 2013.