Yesterday’s Trivia Question was: What hit song about hot air balloons went to #7 on the Billboard charts in 1967? And for special recognition, what group sang it?

“Up, Up and Away” is a 1967 song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by The 5th Dimension that became a major pop hit, reaching #7 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart, #18 in Canada, and #1 in Australia. The single peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Top 40. A sunshine pop song themed around images of hot air ballooning, it cleaned up at the 10th Grammy Awards in 1968, winning for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental, and the big prizes of Record of the Year and Song of the Year

If you’d like to reminisce with this fun song, check out this Youtube video of balloons by Mariflame…. 

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