Save the Country

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"Save the Country"
Single by The 5th Dimension
from the album Portrait
B-side"Dimension 5ive"
ReleasedJune 1970
GenreSoul
Length2:39
LabelBell Records 895
Songwriter(s)Laura Nyro
Producer(s)Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension singles chronology
"Puppet Man"
(1970)
"Save the Country"
(1970)
"On the Beach (In the Summertime)"
(1970)

"Save the Country" is a song written by Laura Nyro, first released by her as a single in 1968.[1] Nyro released another version of the song on her 1969 album, New York Tendaberry.

Nyro was inspired to write the song after the June 5, 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy.[2] The most successful version was performed by The 5th Dimension. It reached #10 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, #24 in Canada, #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #79 in Australia in 1970.[3] It was featured on their 1970 album, Portrait.[4] The song was produced by Bones Howe and arranged by Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, and Howe.[5]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Nyro, "Save the Country" single release Retrieved January 20, 2015
  2. ^ Kort, Michelle. Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro. New York: St. Martin's Press, p. 65.
  3. ^ The 5th Dimension, "Save the Country" Chart Positions Retrieved January 19, 2015
  4. ^ The 5th Dimension, Portrait Retrieved January 19, 2015
  5. ^ The 5th Dimension, "Save the Country" single release Retrieved January 19, 2015
  6. ^ Thelma Houston, "Save the Country" Canadian Chart Position Retrieved January 19, 2015
  7. ^ Thelma Houston, "Save the Country" U.S. Chart Position Retrieved January 19, 2015
  8. ^ Roberta Flack, "Artbound Presents Studio A" Retrieved June 30, 2015