Sam (Olivia Newton-John song)

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"Sam"
Sam - Olivia Newton-John.jpg
Single by Olivia Newton-John
from the album Don't Stop Believin'
B-side "I'll Bet You a Kangaroo"
Released January 1977
Format 7"
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop, Country
Length 3:43
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Don Black, Hank Marvin, John Farrar
Producer(s) John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Compassionate Man"
(1977)
"Sam"
(1977)
"Making a Good Thing Better"
(1977)
"Compassionate Man"
(1977)
"Sam"
(1977)
"Making a Good Thing Better"
(1977)

"Sam" is a song from 1977 (see 1977 in music) performed by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John. It was written by Don Black, Hank Marvin and John Farrar[1][2] and appears on Newton-John's album Don't Stop Believin'. Farrar also produced the album.[3] "Sam" went to number one on the Easy Listening chart and number twenty on the Hot 100.[4]

The Czech rendering "Jsem Či Nejsem Tvým Snem" was recorded by Eva Pilarová for her 1979 album Jsem Tu A Zpívám.

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Australia [5] 56
Canada RPM Top Singles[6] 25
Canada Adult Contemporary[7] 1
Ireland[8] 1
New Zealand [9] 16
UK 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 40

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Rank
Canada RPM Top Singles[10] 180
UK[11] 61
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[12] 129
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[13]
18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Sam' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ "John Farrar – Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 181. 
  5. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  8. ^ The Irish Charts, July 7, 1977
  9. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1977-04-24. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  11. ^ "Top 100 1977 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  12. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  13. ^ Billboard. Books.google.com. 1977-12-24. p. Front cover. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 

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