The Call (Anne Murray song)

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"The Call"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album Together
A-side "Lady Bug"
Released January 1976
Genre Country
Length 2:34
Label Capitol Records 4207
Writer(s) Gene MacLellan
Producer(s) Tom Catalano
Anne Murray singles chronology
"Sunday Sunrise"
(1975)
"The Call"
(1976)
"Golden Oldie"
(1976)

"The Call" is a song written by Gene MacLellan and performed by Anne Murray. The song reached #5 on the Canadian country chart, #6 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart,[1] and #13 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart in 1976. The song appeared on her 1975 album, Together.[2] The song was produced by Tom Catalano.[3] Murray recorded a different version on her 1970 album, Honey, Wheat and Laughter.

Gene MacLellan originally released a version the song in 1970 that reached #15 on the Canadian Country chart and #91 on the Canadian Top Singles chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Gene MacLellan[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 15
Canadian RPM Top Singles 91

Anne Murray[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5
Canadian RPM Top Singles 52
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 13
U.S. Country[4] 19
Billboard Hot 100[5] 91
U.S. Adult Contemporary 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Call" chart positions Retrieved April 17, 2013
  2. ^ Anne Murray, Together Retrieved August 18, 2013
  3. ^ Anne Murray, "The Call" Retrieved August 18, 2013
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 291-292. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 630. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.