Halfway to Paradise

Album: Bless You (1961)
Charted: 39
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  • I want to be your lover
    But your friend is all I've stayed
    I'm only halfway to paradise
    So near, yet so far away

    I long for your lips to kiss my lips
    But just when I think they may
    You lead me halfway to paradise
    So near, yet so far away, mmm

    Bein' close to you is almost heaven (heaven)
    But seein' you can do just so much
    It hurts me so to know your heart's a treasure (treasure)
    And that my heart is forbidden to touch, so

    Put your sweet lips close to my lips
    And tell me that's where they're gonna stay
    Don't lead me halfway to paradise
    Mmm, so near, yet so far away

    Oh, uh, oh so near, yet so far away
    Yeah, yeah so near, yet so far away
    Writer/s: CAROLE KING, GERRY GOFFIN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 29, 1961, Tony Orlando was a guest on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network weekday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time his song "Halfway to Paradise" was at #40 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the following week it would peak at #39 {for 1 week} and it spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    He had three other Top 100 records; "Bless You" {#15 in 1961}, "Happy Times (Are Here To Stay)" {#82 in 1961}, and "Sweets For My Sweets" {#54 in 1979}...
    As a member of the studio group Wind, he charted with "Make Believe" at #28 in 1969...
    And as a member of the trio, Dawn, between 1970 to 1977 they had twenty Top 100 records; with six making the Top 10 and three peaking at #1, "Knock Three Times" for 3 weeks in 1971, "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" for 4 weeks in 1973, and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" for 3 weeks in 1975.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 14th 1968, Bobby Vinton's covered version of "Halfway To Paradise" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #65; and on August 18th, 1968 it peaked at #23 (for 1 week) and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 1st 1961, Tony Orlando performed "Halfway to Paradise" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    About five weeks earlier on April 25th , 1961 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #96; and on June 5th it peaked at #39 (for 1 week) and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    His next release, "Bless You", stayed 12 weeks on the Top 100, peaking at #15 (for 1 week) on October 9th, 1961...
    Mr. Orlando, born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis, celebrated his 70th birthday two months ago on April 3rd, 1944.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandA big hit in the UK for Billy Fury.
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