Australian singles chart:
Superman flew onto the Kent charts on 12 February 1972 and peaked at #8. The song was #63 on the Top 100 of 1972.

The song is on Fresh Water which entered the Kent album charts on 27 March 1972 and peaked at #42.

Harry Vanda, George Young

Simon Napier Bell

Alison MacCallum’s two studio albums are Fresh Water (March 1972) and Excuse Me (October 1975). In 1972 MacCallum released her most successful charting single, Superman, and later that year she provided lead vocals for the Labor Party’s campaign theme song, It’s Time, for the 1972 election. By the late 1970s, she had concentrated on session work and then “disappeared from public view”. According to Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, MacCallum was “a soul/blues stylist of considerable flair and passion”.
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To launch the solo career of Sydney-born Alison MacCallum, RCA spared no expense, utilising the services of famed English producer/manager Simon Napier-Bell (Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, Peter Sarstedt) to man the desk for Alison’s debut album Fresh Water. For her first single from the album and her first solo single, Alison arrived with a bang when Superman became a national Top 10 smash in 1972. The song was penned by Harry Vanda and George Young, formerly of Australia’s most successful 60s band The Easybeats.
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