The Fifth Dimension

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The Fifth Dimension
La 5th Dimension. Da sinistra: Townson, LaRue, Davis, McCoo e McLemore.
La 5th Dimension. Da sinistra: Townson, LaRue, Davis, McCoo e McLemore.
Paese d'origine Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Genere Pop
Rhythm and blues
Soul
Jazz
Sunshine pop
Periodo di attività 1966in attività
Etichetta Soul City, Imperial Records, Arista Records, Motown
Album pubblicati 19
Studio 13
Live 2
Raccolte 4
Sito web

I The Fifth Dimension, conosciuti anche come The 5th Dimension, sono un gruppo musicale statunitense di musica pop, R&B, soul e jazz.

La band ha avuto una certa notorietà tra la fine degli anni sessanta e l'inizio degli anni settanta, grazie soprattutto alle canzoni Up, Up and Away e Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, contenuta nell'album The Age of Aquarius.

La formazione originale includeva Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore e Ron Townson.

Discografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Singoli[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Le classifiche statunitensi sono prese da Billboard. Le classifiche canadesi sonp rese dal settimanale di inchieste CHUM di Toronto.

Anno Canzone US US AC[1] US R&B CAN UK[2] Lato B Album
1966 "Go Where You Wanna Go" 16 - - 9 - "Too Poor to Die" Up, Up and Away
1967 "Another Day, Another Heartache" 45 - - - - "Rosecrans Blvd."
"Up, Up and Away" 7 9 - 18 - "Which Way to Nowhere"
"Paper Cup" 34 - - 17 - "Poor Side of Town" The Magic Garden
1968 "Carpet Man" 29 - - 3 - "The Magic Garden"
"Stoned Soul Picnic" 3 - 2 5 - "The Sailboat Song" Stoned Soul Picnic
"Sweet Blindness" 13 - 45 15 - "Bobbie's Blues (Who Do You Think Of?)"
"California Soul" 25 - 49 - - "It'll Never Be the Same Again"
1969 "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" 1 1 6 1 11 "Don'tcha Hear Me Callin' to Ya?" The Age of Aquarius
"Workin' On a Groovy Thing" 20 9 15 17 - "Broken Wing Bird"
"Wedding Bell Blues" 1 1 23 3 16 "Lovin' Stew"
"Blowing Away" 21 7 - 24 - "Skinny Man"
1970 "A Change is Gonna Come/People Got to Be Free" 60 - - - - "The Declaration" Portrait
"The Declaration" 64 35 - - - B-side of above
"The Girls' Song" 43 6 - - - "It'll Never Be the Same Again" The Magic Garden
"Puppet Man" 24 31 - - - "A Love Like Ours" Portrait
"Save the Country" 27 10 - 24 - "Dimension 5"
"On the Beach (In the Summertime)" 54 12 - - - "This Is Your Life"
"One Less Bell to Answer" 2 1 4 3 - "Feelin' Alright?" Portrait
1971 "Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes" 19 6 - 28 - "The Singer" Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes
"Light Sings" 44 12 - - - "Viva! (Viva Tirado)"
"Never My Love" (live) 12 1 45 21 - "A Love Like Ours" Live!!
"Together Let's Find Love" (live) 37 8 22 - - "I Just Wanta Be Your Friend"
1972 "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" 8 2 28 5 - "The River Witch" Individually & Collectively
"If I Could Reach You" 10 1 - 13 - "Tomorrow Belongs to the Children"
1973 "Living Together, Growing Together" 32 5 - - - "What Do I Need to Be Me" Living Together, Growing Together
"Everything's Been Changed" 70 18 - - - "There Never Was a Day" Living Together, Growing Together
"Ashes to Ashes" 52 7 54 - - "The Singer" Living Together, Growing Together
"Flashback" 82 30 75 - - "Diggin' for a Livin'"
1975 "No Love In the Room" 105 11 - - - "I Don't Know How to Look for Love" Soul & Inspiration
1976 "Love Hangover" 80 - 39 - - "Will You Be There"

Album[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • Up, Up and Away (1967) - US #8
  • The Magic Garden (1967) - US #105
  • Stoned Soul Picnic (1968) - US #21
  • The Age of Aquarius (1969) - US #2
  • Portrait (1970) - US #20
  • The 5th Dimension/Greatest Hits (1970) - US #5
  • The July 5th Album (1970) - US #63
  • Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes (1971) - US #17
  • Reflections (1971) - US #112
  • The 5th Dimension/Live!! (1971) - US #32
  • Individually & Collectively (1972) - US #58
  • Greatest Hits On Earth (1972) - US #14
  • Living Together, Growing Together (1973) - US #108
  • Soul & Inspiration (1974) - US #202
  • Earthbound (1975) - US #136
  • Star Dancing (1978)
  • High On Sunshine (1978)
  • The Very Best Of 5th Dimension (1982)
  • In the House (1995)
  • Live! Plus Rare Studio Recordings (2001) - IL titolo originale era Home Cookin (1976)
  • Fantasy (2004) - Il titolo originale era The 5th Dimension Now (1984)

DVD[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Bibliografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Note[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  1. ^ Adult Contemporary
  2. ^ David Roberts, British Hit Singles & Albums, 19th, London, Guinness World Records Limited, 2006, p. 199. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Informazioni sul DVD

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