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America is a country rock band American , which originally consisted of Dan PeekGerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell.

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The band was founded in Englandin 1970 , where members, sons of American army officers, when lived. The self-titled debut album from 1972 was an instant success in the United States. The singles " I need you" A Horse with No Name " and Sandman were internationally big hits. Hereinafter referred to as the members moved back to the United States, where the second album, Homecoming was recorded, containing the hit Ventura Highway. Peek left the band In 1977 and went to Beckley and Bunnell continued as a duo. They had two more hits with You can do magic and The border in 1982 and played on the soundtrack of the animated film The Last Unicorn. In 2012 they got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

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America 1972 26-02-1972 16 2
Homecoming 1972 -
Hat trick 1973 -
Holiday 1974 -
Hearts 1975 -
History: America's greatest hits 1975 - Compilation album
Hideaway 1976 01-05-1976 33 5
Harbor 1977 -
America Live 1977 - Live Album
Silent letter 1979 -
Alibi 1980 -
A view from the ground 1982 -
The last unicorn 1982 - SoundtrackThe last unicorn
Your move 1983 -
Perspective 1984 -
In concert 1985 - Live Album
Encore: More greatest hits 1991 - Compilation album
Ventura highway & other favorites 1992 -
Hourglass 1994 -
King biscuit flower hour 1995 -
Human nature 1998 -
Highway 30 years of America 2000 - Boxset
Holiday harmony 2002 -
The Grad Cayman concert 2002 - Live Album
Complete greatest hits 2002 - Compilation album
Here & now 2006 - Double cd
Back Pages 2011 -

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
"A horse with no name 1972 15-01-1972 11 7 # 12 in the Single Top 100
I need you 1972 27-05-1972 tip2 -
Ventura highway 1972 28-10-1972 tip17 -
Maddog 1974 15-06-1974 tip24 -
Sister golden hair 1975 28-06-1975 tip5 -
The border 1983 03-09-1983 24 5 # 22 in the Single Top 100

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
"A horse with no name 175 245 141 96 109 135 119 155 113 126 199 184 244 223 09 h
I need you - - - - 1828 - - - - - - - - - -
Sister golden hair - - - 950 1035 1215 1419 1653 1184 1348 1752 1348 1863 - -
Ventura highway - - - - 1314 1712 1428 1680 1474 1625 1599 1418 1697 1940 1876

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