Indian Lake (song)

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"Indian Lake"
Single by The Cowsills
from the album Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools
Released 1968 (1968)
Label MGM
Writer(s) Tony Romeo

"Indian Lake" is a song with music and lyrics written by Tony Romeo.[1][2] The song was recorded by the pop band The Cowsills, and included on their 1968 album "Captain Sad and His Ship Of Fools" (MGM E/SE-4554). Released as a single, the song reached #10 on the US charts, and was subsequently ranked as the #51 Pop Single of 1968 by Cashbox Magazine in its year-ending Dec 28, 1968 issue,.[3] The song reached #3 in the Canadian RPM Magazine charts. The single eventually sold over 1 million copies, and was later licensed for use in commercials for the Dodge Charger.[4]

Freddy Weller recorded the song in 1971 and took it to number 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.

Jan & Dean covered the song in 1985 on their album Silver Summer.

Loretta Lynn recorded Indian Lake in 1971 for her album You're lookin' at country.


  1. ^ (No author.) "Partridges hit with new ingredient, old family recipe," Charleston Gazette, March 27, 1971, page 8: The Partridges even trade shamelessly in Cowsills-style material. 'I Think I Love You' was written by Tony Romeo, composer of the Cowsills 'Indian Lake.' And Romeo has three songs on the new Partridge album.
  2. ^ (No author.) "Fayette County Youth Theatre sets two shows," The Valley Independent, July 28, 1970, page 27: This popular story ... has music and lyrics written by Suzanne Buhrer and Tony Romeo. ... Romeo has composed many songs, including Al Martino's hit 'Walking in the Sand,' music for Lou Christie, Brooklyn Bridge, and The Cowsills' 'Indian Lake.'
  3. ^ The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1968.
  4. ^ (No author.) "Romeo racks up 'de Bois'," Billboard magazine, May 17, 1969, page 26: ... Romeo's 'Indian Lake' tune, which became a million-seller for MGM Records' Cowsills, has been acquired for use on Dodge's 'Charger' commercials.