Down by the Lazy River

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"Down by the Lazy River"
U.S. 7" single
Single by The Osmonds
from the album Phase III
B-side "He's the Light of the World"
Released January 15, 1972
Recorded July 29, 1971
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:37
Label MGM
Writer(s) Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond
Producer(s) Alan Osmond, Michael Lloyd
Certification Gold (RIAA)
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Down by the Lazy River"
"Hold Her Tight"

"Down by the Lazy River" is a song written by Alan Osmond and Merrill Osmond and performed by The Osmonds. It was released on January 15, 1972. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 4, 1972, and spent two weeks at #3 on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] It also reached #40 on the UK Singles Chart in 1972.[2] The song reached #1 for two weeks in the Netherlands[3] and for one week in Canada. The song appeared on their 1972 album, "Phase III".[4] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 24, 1972.

The song was produced by Alan Osmond and Michael Lloyd.[5]

The song was ranked No. 36 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1972.[6] Cash Box ranked it at number 30 for the year.[7]

Chart performance[edit]