The Proud One

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"The Proud One"
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Single by The Osmonds
from the album The Proud One
B-side "The Last Day Is Coming"
Released May 24, 1975
Recorded November 11, 1974
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:02
Label MGM Records 14791
Songwriter(s) Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe
Producer(s) Mike Curb
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Having a Party"
(1975)
"The Proud One"
(1975)
"I'm Still Gonna Need You"
(1975)

"Having a Party"
(1975)
"The Proud One"
(1975)
"I'm Still Gonna Need You"
(1975)

"The Proud One" is a 1966 single written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe and originally performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and credited to Valli solo; that version peaked at #68 in the U.S.[1] and #64 in Canada.[2]

The Osmonds cover[edit]

The Osmonds recorded the song and released it in the spring of 1975. It was their final appearance in the US Top 40, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, and their only number one on the Easy Listening chart, where it spent one week at number one in September 1975.[3] The song also reached number one in Ireland.[4]

Chart history[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Frankie Valli, "The Proud One" Chart Position Retrieved February 21, 2015
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1966. Retrieved 2018-03-10. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 187. 
  4. ^ http://www.irishcharts.ie/search/placement
  5. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, September 27, 1975
  6. ^ Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  7. ^ New Zealand Top 40 Singles, 18 August 1975
  8. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartarchive.org(Link redirected to OCC website)[permanent dead link] (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  9. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  10. ^ Bac-lac.gc.ca
  11. ^ "Britain's best selling records of '75". Record Mirror. London: Billboard. January 10, 1976. p. 12. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

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