Bless You (Tony Orlando song)

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"Bless You"
Single by Tony Orlando
from the album Bless You and 11 Other Great Hits
B-side"Am I the Guy"
Released1961
FormatVinyl, 7", 45 RPM
GenrePop
Length2:06
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Producer(s)Al Nevins, Don Kirshner & Jack Keller
Tony Orlando singles chronology
"Halfway to Paradise"
(1961)
"Bless You"
(1961)
"Happy Times (Are Here to Stay)"
(1961)

"Bless You" is a song released in 1961 by Tony Orlando. The song spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[1] peaking at No. 15,[2][3] while reaching No. 5 on the UK's Record Retailer chart,[4] and No. 5 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade.[5]

The song was ranked No. 73 on Billboard's end of year "Hot 100 for 1961 - Top Sides of the Year".[6]

The song was written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil.[3] Mann released a version of the song himself in 1962, as the flipside of "Teenage Has-Been".[7]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
Canada (CHUM Hit Parade) 5
UK Record Retailer 5
US Billboard Hot 100 15
US Cash Box Top 100[8] 17
US Cash Box Records Disc Jockeys Played Most[9] 13
US Cash Box Top Ten Juke Box Tunes[10] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Hot 100 - Week of October 30, 1961, Billboard.com. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Billboard Music Week Hot 100 for Week Ending October 15", Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, Billboard Books. p. 287. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Tony Orlando - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "1050 CHUM - CHUM Charts: Chart No. 234". CHUM. October 2, 1961. Archived from the original on 2006-02-28. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chart Toppers", Billboard, December 25, 1961. p. 10. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Singles Reviews", Billboard, December 8, 1962. p. 23. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100", Cash Box, September 23, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Records Disc Jockeys Played Most", Cash Box, September 23, 1961. p. 16. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Top Ten Juke Box Tunes", Cash Box, September 30, 1961. p. 24. Retrieved April 13, 2018.