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Sweet Blindness by The 5th Dimension

Album: Stoned Soul PicnicReleased: 1969Charted:
13
  • This is another one of the 5th Dimension's hits that was written and originally performed by Laura Nyro. When she sang it in concert, Nyro would introduce it as "A little drinking song I wrote."
  • The 5th Dimension sang an abridged version of this song with Frank Sinatra on one of his television specials in the 1960's. Marilyn and Florence looked right at Sinatra and smiled during the line "You're a good lookin' riverboat." (thanks, Ken - Louisville, KY, for above 2)
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Comments: 4

@David in Massachusetts: I suppose you could be right, though Texas radio isn't different from that in other states, and I have been elsewhere besides.Staley - Dallas, Tx
@Staley in Dallas. Maybe you never heard it on the radio because you live in Texas.David - Lynn, Massachusetts, Ma
I heard the song today for the first time on the Cousin Brucie Show on Sirius Radio. But, I never had heard it before. I did not know it existed. It really is a lost song. I could not understand at first what she was singing about. Then I realized like halfway into the song, she means drinking yourself blind. The follow up song in about 20 years would be One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.Laurel - San Francisco, Ca
This is like the "Lost" 5th Dimension single. It's easy to get on CDs, but I've never once heard it on the radio, presumably because it's ostensibly about teenage drinking.Staley - Dallas, Tx