Hummingbird

Album: Summer Breeze (1972)
Charted: 20

Songfacts®:

  • This single was Seals & Crofts most unlikely hit. The lyrics, complimented by a chant-like chorus, quote from scriptures of the Baha'i faith, which was founded in the mid-1800's by a Persian nobleman who left his life behind in search of truth. The faith was long little-known outside of the mountainous areas of Iran and Turkey, but has since drawn much interest and is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. The song itself was a major hit, reaching #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is a favorite among fans. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 4

  • Virginia from Los AngelesThis is probably THE MOST beautiful song I have ever heard. Kudos to Seals & Croft
  • Cindi Church from UsI love this timeless song it is so beautiful
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 14th 1973, "Hummingbird" by Seals and Crofts entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 25th it peaked at #20 (for 1 week) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1972 and 1978 the duo had twelve Top 100 records; with three making the Top 10 and those three were also their biggest hits ("Summer Breeze", "Diamond Girl" and "Get Closer", all peaked at #6)...
    But if you want to get picky; "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl" both stayed on the Top 100 for 18 weeks each, and "Get Closer" spent exactly a half-year on the chart (26 weeks)...
    Darrell Crofts turned 73 this past August 14th and Jim Seals will be 73 this coming October 17th.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis was third records titled 'Hummingbird' to make Billboard's Top 100. The first was by Les Paul & Mary Ford and Frankie Kaine in 1955; Paul & Ford's version peaked at No. 7 while Laine reached No. 17. Then in 1970 B.B. King had a different version make it to No. 48!!!
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