Fly Away (John Denver song)
|Single by John Denver featuring Olivia Newton-John|
|from the album Windsong|
|Genre||Country folk, soft rock|
|John Denver featuring Olivia Newton-John singles chronology|
"Fly Away" is a 1975 song written and performed by John Denver featured vocals of Olivia Newton-John. Released as a single from the Windsong album, "Fly Away" peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent two weeks atop the adult contemporary chart in early-1976, Denver's sixth number one on this chart. "Fly Away" also peaked at number 12 on the country chart.
The song is an ode to longing for simpler times and a simpler way of life. Rolling Stone magazine remarks, "At this point, John Denver albums are as numerous as potted plants in the apartments of these urbanites, and both are symptoms of the same longing. The singer acknowledges his average listener in 'Fly Away'."
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||13|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||12|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||13|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary||2|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||28|
- Only Olivia's album information regarding "Fly Away"
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 103.
- John Denver's Windsong from SuperSeventies