After the Lovin'

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"After the Lovin'"
Engelbert Humperndick After the Lovin single.jpg
Single by Engelbert Humperdinck
from the album After the Lovin'
B-side"Let's Remember the Good Times"
ReleasedOctober 1976 (1976-10)
GenrePop, easy listening
Length3:55
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Alan Bernstein, Ritchie Adams
Producer(s)Joel Diamond
Engelbert Humperdinck singles chronology
"This Is What You Mean to Me"
(1975)
"After the Lovin'"
(1976)
"I Believe in Miracles"
(1977)

"After the Lovin'" is a single by Engelbert Humperdinck, Produced by Joel Diamond for Silver Blue Productions, composed by Ritchie Adams with lyrics by Alan Bernstein. The single was a U.S. top-ten hit in late 1976/early 1977, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] It became a RIAA gold record.[2] It is ranked as the 61st biggest U.S. hit of 1977.[3] The song also reached number 40 on the country singles chart (which, despite spending much of his early career recording country songs, was his first appearance in the country top 40 charts) and spent two weeks atop the easy listening chart.[4]

"After the Lovin'" reached number seven on the Canadian chart ranking 80th for the year 1977. It hit number one on Canada's Adult Contemporary list.[5]

In New Zealand, the song spent two weeks at number one,[6] ranking 10th for the year 1977 in that country.[7]

The song failed, however, to chart in the UK, despite Humperdinck's earlier successes.

Englebert's album After the Lovin', on which the single appeared, was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, in 1977.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Barbara Mandrell covered "After the Lovin'" on her 1977 LP, Lovers, Friends and Strangers. It was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, in 1977.[16]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition, 2010 : Billboard; ISBN 978-0823085545

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 1977-01-15". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 120.
  5. ^ a b "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  6. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1977-03-13. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  7. ^ a b "Top Selling Singles of 1977 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1977-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  8. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck". Grammy.com. Recording Academy. 19 May 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2015-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, February 27, 1977
  11. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, January 15, 1977". Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  13. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  15. ^ Billboard. Books.google.com. 1977-12-24. p. Front cover. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  16. ^ "Barbara Mandrell". Grammy.com. Recording Academy. May 19, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.

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