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
"Yo-Yo"
(1971)
"Down by the Lazy River"
(1972)
"Hold Her Tight"
(1972)

"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]

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