Up Up and Away hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 13 September 1967.
Written by Jimmy Webb, the song is a canonical example of sunshine pop, themed around images of hot air ballooning. It cleaned up at the 1968 Grammy Awards, winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Performance by a Vocal Group, Best Performance by a Chorus and Best Contemporary Song.
This song is also on our Spotify playlist.
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