Marathon (Santana album)

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Studio album by Santana
Released September 1979
Genre R&B, rock[1]
Length 40:37
Label Columbia
Producer Keith Olsen, Santana, David De Vore
Santana chronology
Inner Secrets
Singles from Marathon
  1. "You Know That I Love You"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Marathon is the tenth studio album by Santana. This marked the beginning of the group's commercial slide, in spite of having the Top 40 hit "You Know That I Love You". Alex Ligertwood, who would sing with the group throughout the 1980s, joined the group for this album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Marathon" (Carlos Santana) - 1:28
  2. "Lightning in the Sky" (Santana, Chris Solberg) - 3:52
  3. "Aqua Marine" (Alan Pasqua, Santana) - 5:35
  4. "You Know That I Love You" (Alex Ligertwood, Pasqua, Santana) - 4:26
  5. "All I Ever Wanted" (Ligertwood, Santana, Solberg) – 4:02

Side two[edit]

  1. "Stand Up" (Santana, Solberg) - 4:02
  2. "Runnin'" (David Margen) - 1:39
  3. "Summer Lady" (Ligertwood, Pasqua, Solberg) - 4:23
  4. "Love" (Santana, Solberg) - 3:22
  5. "Stay (Beside Me)" (Santana) - 3:50
  6. "Hard Times" (Ligertwood, Margen, Pasqua) - 3:57



Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[4] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Marathon - Santana | AllMusic". Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Santana: Marathon". Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Marathon" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select SANTANA and click OK
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Marathon". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Marathon in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Marathon". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH