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Windy by The Association

The Association Windy

Sunshine Pop Music

The song was written by folk singer Ruthann Friedman. The Association recorded it in 1967 and released it as a singled backed with “Sometime.” And, In 1967, “Windy” went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on Cash Box. It was in the top 40 at #34 in Australia. “Windy” sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. The Association also had the song on their 1967 album Insight Out. The song and the album were produced for the Warner Bros. label by Bones Howe, who had worked with The Mamas & The Papas and The Turtles.

The Association formed in California and had songs in the sunshine pop, folk rock, soft rock, psychedelic pop, Baroque pop, and garage punk genres. Some of their hits include “Cherish,” “Along Comes Mary,” and “Never My Love.” In 1967, they were the lead-off band at the Monterey Pop Festival. The group has had changes in its membership of the years, but in 1967, The Association consisted of Larry Ramos (guitar, vocals), Russ Giguere (guitar, vocals), Terry Kirkman (keyboards, vocals), Brian Cole (bass, vocals), and Ted Bluechel (drums, vocals). The group still tours and performs.

Here are the lyrics to “Windy” by The Association:

“Who’s peekin’ out from under a stairway
Calling a name that’s lighter than air
Who’s bending down to give me a rainbow
Everyone knows it’s Windy

Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin’ at everybody she sees
Who’s reachin’ out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it’s Windy

And Windy has stor-my eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

[Flute]

And Windy has stor-my eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin’ at everybody she sees
Who’s reachin’ out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it’s Windy [Repeat And fade]”

For more songs by The Association: “Along Comes Mary” and “Cherish.”

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2 Comments

  1. Gene Cirillo says:

    GREAT!!

  2. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to other song by The Association: “Cherish” and “Windy.” […]

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