The Morning After

Album: The Morning After (1973)
Charted: 1
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  • There's got to be a morning after
    If we can hold on through the night
    We have a chance to find the sunshine
    Let's keep on looking for the light

    Oh, can't you see the morning after?
    It's waiting right outside the storm
    Why don't we cross the bridge together
    And find a place that's safe and warm?

    It's not too late, we should be giving
    Only with love can we climb
    It's not too late, not while we're living
    Let's put our hands out in time

    There's got to be a morning after
    We're moving closer to the shore
    I know we'll be there by tomorrow
    And we'll escape the darkness
    We won't be searching anymore

    There's got to be a morning after
    (There's got to be a morning after)
    There's got to be a morning after
    (There's got to be a morning after)
    There's got to be a morning after
    (There's got to be a morning after)
    (repeat and fade out) Writer/s: AL KASHA, JOEL HIRSCHHORN
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 8

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenGreat example of how an entire career can rest on a chance happening. If Regan doesn't remember that demo tape, we never hear one of the great voices of our generation.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 13th 1974, Maureen McGovern performed "The Morning After"* on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Ten months earlier on July 29th, 1973 it had peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    It reached #6 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    As stated above, it won the Oscar for 'Best Original Song'; one of the other songs nominated also had peaked at #1 on the Top 100, "Ben" by Michael Jackson...
    * I assume that the reason she did "The Morning After" on the 'Bandstand' show was because she didn't have another record on the chart at the time {but I may be wrong}.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxAs it was with 'Superman' and Margot Kidder, her rendition of the song should have been in the movie instead of the lame vocalist who dubbed Carol Lynley (It wasn't her voice.). I remember the first time I heard this song (I was 10.) and I thought someone else was harmonizing with MM near the end instead of MM herself, singing that line in a higher octave. She had such great range.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyMaureen McGovern sang 'Morning After' in 1973, a year later Millie Jackson asked 'How Do You Feel The Morning After?' {Her song peaked at No. 77} In 1961 The Mar-Keys peaked at No. 3 with 'Last Night', their follow up record was titled 'Morning After' {it was an instrumental and peaked at No. 60}...

  • Michael from Columbus, OhI love Maureen, she is one of my customers, and she gave me her new cd she just released titled---"The Long And Winding Road" -- She is the bomb
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnMaureen McGovern's version was definitely one of the big hits of the summer of '73.
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaThe version in the film was awful. Fitting, i guess.
  • Joel from Los Angeles, CaThis was very informative. I'm the co-writer of "The Morning After" (with Al Kasha), and I didn't know that Maureen was going through a lawsuit when the record was a hit -- nor did I know she had been married. Thanks for the update.
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