On a Carousel

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"On a Carousel"
US Picture Sleeve
Single by The Hollies
B-side "All the World Is Love"
Released UK: 10 February 1967
Format 7"
Recorded 11 & 13 January 1967
Abbey Road Studios[1]
Genre Pop
Length 3:07
Label UK: Parlophone R5562
US: Imperial 66231
Writer(s) Graham Nash
Allan Clarke
Tony Hicks
Producer(s) Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
"Stop Stop Stop"
"On a Carousel"
"Carrie Anne"

"On a Carousel" is a song written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks. It was released by The Hollies as a single in February 1967, having been recorded the previous month, on the Parlophone label in the UK and Imperial in the US. It was the Hollies first A-side in which Graham Nash sings lead vocals, although only for the first few lines. "On a Carousel" was the Hollies' second-to-last single in the US to be released by Imperial before the band switched to the Epic label. The song was a hit in the UK, peaking at #4 on the single charts and in Canada it made #7 in the RPM Magazine charts. It was also a moderate hit in the United States, peaking at #11 on the Billboard chart.


Chart (1967) Peak
Australia (Go-Set)[2] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 16
Norway (VG-lista)[5] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 11

Other versions[edit]

  • Mike Vickers, formerly a member of Manfred Mann, recorded the song for his 1968 debut album, I Wish I Were a Group Again.
  • Power pop group Glass Moon covered the song in 1982 on their second studio album Growing in the Dark.
  • American rock duo Shaw Blades recorded a version in 2007 for their covers album Influence.


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