Weight of the World (Ringo Starr song)

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"Weight of the World"
UK 7" vinyl picture sleeve
Single by Ringo Starr
from the album Time Takes Time
B-side "After All These Years"
"Don't Be Cruel" (CD only)
Released 28 April 1992 (US)
18 May 1992 (UK)
Format vinyl record 7", CD single
Recorded February–September 1991, February 1992
Genre Rock
Length 3:54
Label Private Music
Writer(s) Brian O'Doherty, Fred Velez
Producer(s) Don Was
Ringo Starr singles chronology
"In My Car" (1983) "Weight of the World"
(1992)
"Don't Go Where the Road Don't Go"
(1992)

"Weight of the World" is a song by Ringo Starr, released on his 1992 album, Time Takes Time. Written by Brian O'Doherty and Fred Velez, the song was released as a lead single backed with "After All These Years", and "Don't Be Cruel" (the latter was only on the CD single). The single reached 74 in the UK charts.[1] It was released on 28 April 1992 in the US,[nb 1] and on 18 May in the UK.[nb 2][4]

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "Weight of the World" (Brian O'Doherty, Fred Velez) – 3:54
  2. "After All These Years" (Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman) – 3:10
CD single
  1. "Weight of the World" (O'Doherty, Velez) – 3:54
  2. "After All These Years" (Starkey, Warman) – 3:10
  3. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) – 2:08

Chart peak positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada (RPM)[5] 61
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 51
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 37
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 21
UK (Official Charts Company)[9] 74

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ US Private Music 01005-81003-2[2]
  2. ^ 7": UK Private Music 115 392; CD: UK Private Music 665 392[3]
Citations
  1. ^ "Ringo Starr - Weight Of The World". Jpgr.co.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 184. ISBN 9780753508435. 
  3. ^ Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 183. ISBN 9780753508435. 
  4. ^ Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. pp. 183, 184. ISBN 9780753508435. 
  5. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 56, No. 4, July 25 1992". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ringo Starr – Weight of the World". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ringo Starr – Weight of the World". Singles Top 60.
  8. ^ "Ringo Starr – Weight of the World – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Ringo Starr in the UK Charts". officialcharts.com. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 

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