A Thousand Miles Away

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"A Thousand Miles Away"
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Single by The Heartbeats
B-side "Oh Baby Don't"
Released 1957 (US)
Genre Doo Wop
Length 2:22
Label Roulette Records
Songwriter(s) James Sheppard and William H. Miller

"A Thousand Miles Away" is a 1957 song recorded by the American doo-wop group The Heartbeats. The song reached #5 on the R&B Singles chart and #52 in the US on The Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song was written by James Sheppard and William H. Miller. Sheppard wrote the song after his ex-girlfriend moved away to Texas.[2]

The Fleetwoods, The Diamonds and Harry Nilsson released a cover version of the song.[3]

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl

  1. a. "A Thousand Miles Away" - 2:22
  2. b. "Oh Baby Don't" - 2:25

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the 1973 film "American Graffiti".[4]