A Love Song

Album: Love Songs (1973)
Charted: 12
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  • Written by Kenny Loggins and Donna Lyn George, Kenny Loggins wrote this song specifically for Murray. After her successful cover of Loggins' "Danny's Song" a year earlier, the two had yet to meet. At the time, Murray was hosting a show in Los Angeles and Loggins was working on the song, which eventually ended up on Loggins & Messina's Full Sail album. Ironically enough Murray's album included Loggins & Messina's "Watching the River Run" so she must have been a fan of Loggins at the time. She later did a duet with Dave Loggins, who is Kenny's cousin.
  • The song is about a guy comparing himself to "a wren in a willow wood" who simply wants to sing for his lover.
  • Murray sang this with kd lang on her 2007 duets album. The same year, Loggins rerecorded it for his How About Now album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sara - Silver Spring, MD, for above 3
  • This was a #1 hit in Murray's native Canada, and it also topped the charts on the US Adult Contemporary charts.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 5th 1974, Anne Murray performed "A Long Song" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'...
    Seven months earlier on December 9th, 1972 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #94; and on March 3rd, 1974 it peaked at #12 (for 1 week) and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on February 3rd, 1974 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    In Canada it peaked at #1 (for 1 week) on the RPM Top Singles chart...
    Was track one of side one on her eighth studio album, 'Love Song', and it peaked at #24 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart...
    Three other tracks from the album also made the Top 100 chart; "Send A Little Love My Way" (#72), "You Won't See Me" (#8), and "Just One Look" (86)...
    Ms. Murray celebrated her 69th birthday one month ago on June 20th, 2014.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdAnne Murray's version seemed to have come first. Kenny claims to have written it for a waitress friend.
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