Blowing Away

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"Blowing Away"
Single by The 5th Dimension
from the album The Age of Aquarius
B-side"Skinny Man"
ReleasedDecember 1969
LabelSoul City
Songwriter(s)Laura Nyro
Producer(s)Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension singles chronology
"Wedding Bell Blues"
"Blowing Away"
"A Change Is Gonna Come/People Got to Be Free"

"Blowing Away" (sometimes written as "Blowin' Away") is a song written by Laura Nyro and performed by The 5th Dimension. It reached #7 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, #24 in Canada, and #55 in Australia in 1970.[1] It was featured on their 1969 album, The Age of Aquarius.[2]

The song was produced by Bones Howe and arranged by Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, and Howe.[3]


The original version of Blowing Away was by Laura Nyro upon her 1967 album More Than a New Discovery.[4]


  1. ^ The 5th Dimension, "Blowing Away" Chart Positions Retrieved January 17, 2015
  2. ^ The 5th Dimension, The Age of Aquarius Retrieved January 17, 2015
  3. ^ The 5th Dimension, "Blowing Away" single release Retrieved January 17, 2015
  4. ^ "Blowin' Away by Laura Nyro".