Fly Away (John Denver song)

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"Fly Away"
Single by John Denver
from the album Windsong
B-side "Two Shots"
Released November 1975
Genre Country folk, soft rock
Length 4:13
Label RCA
Writer(s) John Denver
Producer(s) Milt Okun
John Denver singles chronology
"Fly Away"
"Christmas for Cowboys"

"Fly Away" is a 1975 song written and performed by John Denver, with Olivia Newton-John (uncredited) on backup vocals.[1] Released as a single from the Windsong album, "Fly Away" peaked at number thirteen 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.[2] "Fly Away" also peaked at number twelve on the country chart.[3]

The song is an ode to longing for simpler times and a simpler way of life.[4] 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'."[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975–76) Peak
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Only Olivia's album information regarding "Fly Away"
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 103. 
  4. ^ a b John Denver's Windsong from SuperSeventies

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