Smile a Little Smile for Me

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"Smile a Little Smile for Me"
Smile a Little Smile for Me - The Flying Machine.jpg
Single by The Flying Machine
from the album The Flying Machine
B-side"Maybe We've Been Loving Too Long"
ReleasedApril 11, 1969 (UK)[1]
June 1969 (US)[2]
GenrePop rock[3]
Length2:55
LabelPye (UK)
Congress (US)
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tony Macaulay
The Flying Machine singles chronology
"Smile a Little Smile for Me"
(1969)
"Baby Make It Soon"
(1970)
Music video
"Smile a Little Smile for Me" on YouTube

"Smile a Little Smile for Me" is a 1969 song by The Flying Machine. The song was written by Geoff Stephens and Tony Macaulay.[4]

Chart history[edit]

It reached No. 5 in the U.S. during the fall of the year. It also hit No. 6 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[5] "Smile a Little Smile for Me" was a bigger hit in Canada. It reached No. 4 on the pop singles chart[6] and No. 6 AC.[7]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1969–70) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[8] 51
Canadian RPM Top Singles[6] 4
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[7] 6
South Africa (Springbok)[9] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 5
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 6
US Cash Box Top 100[11] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1969) Rank
Canada RPM Top Singles[12] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 76
US Cash Box [14] 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me". 45cat.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me". 45cat.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Smile a Little Smile for Me at AllMusic. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "discogs.com". discogs.com. Retrieved March 20, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 88. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada – Top Singles, November 22, 1969". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-09-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Bac-lac.fc.ca.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 114. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 1 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  11. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 11/29/69". Tropicalglen.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  12. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1969/Top 100 Songs of 1969". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 27, 1969". Tropicalglen.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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