Keep On Singing

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"Keep on Singing"
Keep on Singing - Austin Roberts.jpg
Single by Austin Roberts
from the album Austin Roberts
B-side "Take Away the Sunshine"
Released January 1973
Format 7"
Genre Easy listening
Label Chelsea
Songwriter(s) Danny Janssen, Bobby Hart
Austin Roberts singles chronology
"Something's Wrong With Me"
(1972)
"Keep on Singing"
(1973)
"Rocky"
(1975)
"Something's Wrong With Me"
(1972)
"Keep on Singing"
(1973)
"Rocky"
(1975)
"Keep on Singing"
Keep on Singing.jpg
Single by Helen Reddy
from the album Love Song For Jeffrey
B-side "You're My Home"
Released March 1974
Format 7"
Recorded 1974
Genre Easy listening
Length 3:03
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Danny Janssen, Bobby Hart
Producer(s) Tom Catalano
Helen Reddy singles chronology
"Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)"
(1973)
"Keep on Singing"
(1974)
"You and Me Against the World"
(1974)
"Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)"
(1973)
"Keep on Singing"
(1974)
"You and Me Against the World"
(1974)

"Keep on Singing" is a 1973 song composed by Danny Janssen and Bobby Hart, best known as a hit single by Helen Reddy. It was originally recorded by Austin Roberts from the album Austin Roberts. It was released as a single on Chelsea Records and reached No. 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 39 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada it reached # 79.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Canada 79
U.S. Billboard 50
U.S. Cash Box 39

Helen Reddy cover[edit]

Helen Reddy recorded the song for her 1974 album Love Song for Jeffrey. It served as the lead single from the album and reached No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 that May, and No. 10 on the Cash Box Top 100.[2] The song also reached No. 10 in Canada.[3]

"Keep On Singing" was a yet greater Adult Contemporary hit, reaching No. 1 on both the U.S. and Canadian Easy Listening charts.[4][5] The song was also a hit in Australia, peaking at No. 22.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Australia GoSet[7][8] 25
Australia ARIA[6] 22
Canada RPM Top Singles 10
Canadian Adult Contemporary 1
New Zealand (Listener)[9] 17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Rank
Australia ARIA [10] 154
Canada RPM Top Singles [11] 118
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [12] 135

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 201. 
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  6. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  7. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 15 June 1974". Poparchives.com.au. 1974-06-15. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  9. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  12. ^ "1973 Year End". Bullfrogspond.com. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"A Very Special Love Song" by Charlie Rich
Billboard Easy Listening number-one single
April 13, 1974 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" by Jim Croce