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 1966 – in 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 che arriva in prima posizione nella Billboard Hot 100 per sei settimane e Wedding Bell Blues per tre settimane, contenute 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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