Hummingbird (Seals and Crofts song)

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"Hummingbird"
Hummingbird - Seals & Crofts.jpg
Single by Seals and Crofts
from the album Summer Breeze
B-side"Say"
ReleasedJanuary 1973
Format7" single
GenreSoft rock
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
Seals and Crofts singles chronology
"Summer Breeze"
(1972)
"Hummingbird"
(1973)
"Diamond Girl"
(1973)

"Hummingbird" is a song by American soft rock duo Seals and Crofts, released as a single in 1973. It was the second single from their fourth studio album, Summer Breeze, the follow-up to the LP's title track.

Background[edit]

The “hummingbird” in the song’s lyrics is a metaphor for Baha'u'llah, Prophet of the Baha'i Faith. The album version contains a prologue that is omitted from the shorter radio edit.

The song reached No. 20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] and number 15 on the Cash Box Top 100.[2] "Hummingbird" was a bigger Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number 12 on the U.S. chart[3] and number three in Canada.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  2. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 24, 1973
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 214.
  4. ^ Adult Contemporary playlist, April 28, 1973
  5. ^ Adult Contemporary playlist, April 28, 1973
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 214.
  7. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 24, 1973
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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