Stoney End (song)

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"Stoney End"
Stoney End - Peggy Lipton.jpg
Single by Peggy Lipton
B-side"San Francisco Glide"
Released1968
Format7" vinyl
GenreVocal pop
LabelOde
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)
"Stoney End"
Stoney End - Barbra Streisand.jpg
Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album Stoney End
B-side"I'll Be Home"
Released28 September 1970[2]
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1970
GenrePop
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Laura Nyro
Producer(s)Richard Perry
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"Stout-Hearted Men"
(1967)
"Stoney End"
(1970)
"Time and Love"
(1971)

"Stoney End" is a song written by Laura Nyro and first released in February 1967 on her debut album More Than a New Discovery. A gospel-inflected uptempo piece; according to childhood friend Alan Merrill, Nyro originally intended the song to be performed on a slower pace. 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 RPM Top Singles[3] 5
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[4] 29
UK Singles Chart 27
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 6
US Billboard Easy Listening 2
US Cash Box Top 100 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Rank
Canada[6] 65
US Cash Box[7] 99

Other versions[edit]

  • The Stone Poneys, which featured Linda Ronstadt, recorded a moderated version of "Stoney End" for their Stone Poneys & Friends / Volume 3 album in 1968.
  • The Blossoms, who sang backing vocals on Peggy Lipton's version, recorded 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peggy Lipton - Stoney End / San Francisco Glide (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  2. ^ https://www.45cat.com/record/445236
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  4. ^ "Item: 10616 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2016-05-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. 1970-01-09. Retrieved 2016-10-05.

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