Stoney End (song)

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"Stoney End"
Stoney End - Peggy Lipton.jpg
Single by Peggy Lipton
B-side "San Francisco Glide"
Released 1968
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Vocal pop
Label Ode
Songwriter(s) Laura Nyro
Producer(s) Lou Adler[1]
Peggy Lipton singles chronology
"Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1968)
"Red Clay County Line"
(1969)

"Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1968)
"Red Clay County Line"
(1969)
"Stoney End"
Stoney End - Barbra Streisand.jpg
Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album Stoney End
B-side "I'll Be Home"
Released October 1970
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1970
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Laura Nyro
Producer(s) Marty Paich
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"Stout-Hearted Men"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1970)
"Time and Love"
(1971)

"Stout-Hearted Men"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1970)
"Time and Love"
(1971)

"Stoney End" is song written by Laura Nyro and first released in February 1967 on her debut album More Than a New Discovery. The best known version of the song was a hit for Barbra Streisand in 1970.

Streisand recorded Stoney End as the title track of her twelfth studio album. The song was suggested to Streisand by record producer Richard Perry. Members of the group Fanny provided backing vocals.

The song reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1971 and became Streisand's second Top 10 hit. It also reached number two on the US Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada "Stoney End" peaked at number five.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1970–71) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles[2] 5
Canada Adult Contemporary[3] 29
UK 27
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 6
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 2
US Cash Box Top 100 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Rank
Canada[5] 65
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[6] 61
US Cash Box[7] 99

Other versions[edit]

Stoney End was also recorded in 1968 by Peggy Lipton. Her recording reached #121 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.

The Blossoms included the song as the B-side of their single release, "Wonderful" in 1969.

"Stoney End" had previously been performed by The Chicks. It charted in New Zealand, reaching number 21 in January 1970.[8]

"Stoney End" has also been played by Diana Ross, Linda Ronstadt and Maynard Ferguson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peggy Lipton - Stoney End / San Francisco Glide (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  2. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  3. ^ "Item: 10616 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  8. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. 1970-01-09. Retrieved 2016-10-05.

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