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Up on the roof "is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was 1962. Goffin and King were when "Member" of the Brill Building music publishing house. Little Eva and The Drifters competed for the first shot.Little Eva for her album; The Drifters for a single. From 1962, more than thirty versions appeared, in which the artists of virtually unknown until very famous vary. From the last category: Laura Nyro, Carole King itself (with or without James Taylor), Ike & Tina Turner and Neil Diamond.

The song is about forgetting the daily worries if you are on the roof of a House and looking directly into the sky.


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The Drifters[Edit]Edit

Up on the roof
Single from:

The Drifters

B-side (s) Another night with the boys
Released september 1962
Duration 2: 34
Tag Atlantic Records
Producer (s) Leiber-Stoller
The Drifters
1962

Sometimes I wonder

1962

Up on the roof

1963

On Broadway

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Up on the roof was Gary Sherman in an adaptation of a hit for The Drifters. 20 weeks they finished in fifth place in the Billboard Hot 100 with a fourth place in the affiliated R & B-list of that same sheet. The United Kingdom hit, because there were not chalked it up as two covers released. Netherlands and Belgium still had no official music chart.

The Drifters were accompanied by:

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
Up on the roof (The Drifters) 1965 1996 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kenny Lynch[Edit]Edit

Up on the roof
Single from:

Kenny Linch

From the album:

''Up on the roof ' '

B-side (s) Jump on your broomstick
Released december 1962
Duration 3: 24 am
Tag THC Records
Producer (s) Marin Kearny, Sharon Michael
Kenny Linch
1962

Puff

1962

Up on the roof

1963

You can never stop me loving you

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One of the artists that the Drifters had in England was Kenny Lynch. He brought it in a package by Harry Robinson, also from late 1962. He graduated there in twelve weeks the tenth place in the United Kingdom. He had the advantage that his album of the same title that year and opened with this song.


Julie Grant[Edit]Edit

Up on the roof
Single from:

Julie Grant

B-side (s) When you ask about love
Tag Pye Records
Julie Grant
1962

So many ways

1962

Up on the roof

1963

Count on me

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Kenny Lynch was followed closely by Julie Grant. They took it on in an adaptation of Tony Hatch. She was actually for sale too late, because they took out three weeks listing in the British list; It led to a 33rd place.


Laura Nyro[Edit]Edit

Up on the roof
Single from:

Laura Nyro

From the album:

''Christmas and the beads of sweat ' '

B-side (s) Up on the roof
Duration 3: 15
Tag CBS
Producer (s) Felix CavaliereAraf Mordin
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Laura Nyro had with the song her only hit in the United States. She came no further than two weeks listing on the 92nd place.


Viola Wills[Edit]Edit

Up on the roof
Single from:

Viola Wills

B-side (s) Let me be you rock
Released June 1980
Tag Hansa International
Producer (s) Jerry McCabe
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Belgium fell for the disco version of Viola Wills in 1980. They pulled out a modest listing in the list.

Belgian BRT Top 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 6-9-1980-10-10-1980
Week: 1 2 3 4 5
Position: 15 23 18 26 30 from

Flemish Ultratop 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 6-9-1980 to 26-9-1980
Week: 1 2 3
Position: 23 23 29 from

Robson & Jerome[Edit]Edit

Up on the roof
Single from:

Robson & Jerome

From the album:

Robson & Jerome

B-side (s) I Believe
Released 1995
Tag RCA Victor
Producer (s) Mike StockMatt Aitken
Robson & Jerome
1995

Unchained melody

1995

Up on the roof

1995

What becomes of the brokenhearted

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Robson Green and Jerome Flynn In 1995 had a number one hit in the United Kingdom. It was 14 weeks in the listings. It is the second of the three number-one hits that the combination took out. This version also had some success in Netherlands. In the forerunner Single Top 100 took it three weeks.

Chart positions: 20-1-1996 to 9-2-1996
Week: 1 2 3
Position: 48 45 45 from

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