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America - Sister Golden Hair (HQ Original)
America - Sister Golden Hair (HQ Original)
Published: 2011/04/18
Channel: disc070s
America - Sister Golden Hair 1975 (HQ)
America - Sister Golden Hair 1975 (HQ)
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: NoMadU55555
America - Sister Golden Hair (with lyrics)
America - Sister Golden Hair (with lyrics)
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: clj29360
America Sister Golden Hair
America Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2008/04/26
Channel: Ian McLaughlin
Floorfilla - Sister Golden Hair
Floorfilla - Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2013/09/04
Channel: MusicaTNT
Sister Golden Hair - The Sligh Brothers (America cover)
Sister Golden Hair - The Sligh Brothers (America cover)
Published: 2013/05/30
Channel: The Sligh Brothers
Sister Golden Hair - America (Lyrics) HQ
Sister Golden Hair - America (Lyrics) HQ
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: Verysweetify
America   Sister Golden Hair Live, 1975 HD video   YouTube
America Sister Golden Hair Live, 1975 HD video YouTube
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: Maurice Lefrancois
America - Sister Golden Hair (Live on SoundStage - OFFICIAL)
America - Sister Golden Hair (Live on SoundStage - OFFICIAL)
Published: 2015/05/04
Channel: SoundStage
America - Sister Golden Hair - Guitar Lesson (Chords, Strumming Pattern and More!)
America - Sister Golden Hair - Guitar Lesson (Chords, Strumming Pattern and More!)
Published: 2013/11/19
Channel: GuitarMadeEZ.com
Sister Golden Hair - America con subtitulos en español
Sister Golden Hair - America con subtitulos en español
Published: 2010/07/26
Channel: Carlos Maluenda
America - Sister golden hair (Live)
America - Sister golden hair (Live)
Published: 2007/08/03
Channel: Raynon Miguel
Spanic ‎– Sister Golden Hair (Extended Mix)
Spanic ‎– Sister Golden Hair (Extended Mix)
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: djnixxa
Keith Urban sings Sister Golden Hair - video mashup
Keith Urban sings Sister Golden Hair - video mashup
Published: 2009/02/19
Channel: toursupport
The Dandy Warhols – Sister Golden Hair
The Dandy Warhols – Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2015/10/06
Channel: Howling ๑ Sounds
Sister Golden Hair - America (Ukulele Cover)
Sister Golden Hair - America (Ukulele Cover)
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: Jen McPherson
Sister Golden Hair - America
Sister Golden Hair - America
Published: 2013/06/21
Channel: Positive Music [HD]
Keith Urban Sister Golden Hair at DIS
Keith Urban Sister Golden Hair at DIS
Published: 2009/02/16
Channel: Marcy Scott
AMERICA - Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair.wmv
AMERICA - Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair.wmv
Published: 2011/07/09
Channel: RASEC RAMOS
America - Sister golden hair (retro video with edited music) HQ
America - Sister golden hair (retro video with edited music) HQ
Published: 2012/03/08
Channel: Retro Channel Anglo
Sister Golden Hair (Lyrics and Chords)
Sister Golden Hair (Lyrics and Chords)
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Carl Winter
America-Sister Golden Hair w/Lyrics
America-Sister Golden Hair w/Lyrics
Published: 2010/07/07
Channel: Roomx237
America Sister golden hair
America Sister golden hair
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: NP7awesomeness
Spanic - Sister Golden Hair (1993)
Spanic - Sister Golden Hair (1993)
Published: 2008/03/11
Channel: scorpia1967
America Sister Golden Hair Karaoke
America Sister Golden Hair Karaoke
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Giuseppe V
America "Sister Golden Hair"
America "Sister Golden Hair"
Published: 2012/05/30
Channel: SnakeDoctorSilver
AMERICA - SISTER GOLDEN HAIR (AMERICA
AMERICA - SISTER GOLDEN HAIR (AMERICA'S GREATEST HITS HISTORY)
Published: 2014/01/05
Channel: clashlolo
America. "Sister Golden Hair". 1975. (subt. español).
America. "Sister Golden Hair". 1975. (subt. español).
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: Joaquin Nieto
AMERICA - sister golden hair - Live 1979
AMERICA - sister golden hair - Live 1979
Published: 2010/03/14
Channel: Caio OM
Kathleen Edwards w the Good Lovelies - Sister Golden Hair (the Dakota Tavern, Toronto - Aug 3/10)
Kathleen Edwards w the Good Lovelies - Sister Golden Hair (the Dakota Tavern, Toronto - Aug 3/10)
Published: 2010/08/04
Channel: tanjatiziana
sister golden hair -America 1975
sister golden hair -America 1975
Published: 2009/08/14
Channel: 広州助六
BRANDON FLOWERS - SISTER GOLDEN HAIR (America Cover)
BRANDON FLOWERS - SISTER GOLDEN HAIR (America Cover)
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: giabrand1
America - Sister Golden Hair
America - Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2008/11/13
Channel: DataMST
Declan Galbraith sings Sister Golden Hair
Declan Galbraith sings Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2008/04/21
Channel: DeclanGalbraithFans
Karaoke Sister Golden Hair - America *
Karaoke Sister Golden Hair - America *
Published: 2012/12/31
Channel: karafun
America Sister Golden Hair HQ Remastered Extended Version
America Sister Golden Hair HQ Remastered Extended Version
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: suzannesstud
Sister Golden Hair (America) Ukulele Cover Lesson in C with Chords/Lyrics
Sister Golden Hair (America) Ukulele Cover Lesson in C with Chords/Lyrics
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: MunsonCovers
Sister Golden Hair America Bass Cover
Sister Golden Hair America Bass Cover
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: modulux9
America Sister Golden Hair Bass Cover
America Sister Golden Hair Bass Cover
Published: 2012/08/03
Channel: Constantine Isslamow
Yonder Mountain String Band - Sister Golden Hair - NWSS 2016
Yonder Mountain String Band - Sister Golden Hair - NWSS 2016
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: EPIC Creative
Yonder Mountain String Band #GreenroomSessions - "Sister Golden Hair"
Yonder Mountain String Band #GreenroomSessions - "Sister Golden Hair"
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: Yonder Mountain String Band
Douwe Bob in Caprera Bloemendaal 21-7-17 Cover *Sister Golden Hair* van America
Douwe Bob in Caprera Bloemendaal 21-7-17 Cover *Sister Golden Hair* van America
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Ellen ter Laak
Sister Golden Hair ( All the Boys Love Mandy Lane soundtrack ) with Lyrics
Sister Golden Hair ( All the Boys Love Mandy Lane soundtrack ) with Lyrics
Published: 2011/11/10
Channel: wYnEmYaTnOE
Sister golden hair (America)
Sister golden hair (America)
Published: 2015/01/22
Channel: Fran Brea - Escuela MÁS QUE GUITARRA
America
America ''Sister Golden Hair'' (spanglish).mp4
Published: 2010/08/11
Channel: CorazonesAmericanos
Sister Golden Hair
Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2011/01/17
Channel: Jay Ess Events
Sister Golden Hair - America
Sister Golden Hair - America
Published: 2010/12/15
Channel: privettricker
19. Sister Golden Hair by AMERICA Live @ Palace Theatre Greensburg PA 3-26-2017
19. Sister Golden Hair by AMERICA Live @ Palace Theatre Greensburg PA 3-26-2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: clubdoc
Sister Golden Hair (America) Strum Guitar Cover Lesson in C with Chords/Lyrics
Sister Golden Hair (America) Strum Guitar Cover Lesson in C with Chords/Lyrics
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: MunsonCovers
Ilse DeLange - Sister Golden Hair
Ilse DeLange - Sister Golden Hair
Published: 2009/02/13
Channel: Universal Music Nederland
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"Sister Golden Hair"
Sister Golden Hair - America.jpg
Single by America
from the album Hearts
B-side "Midnight"
Released March 19, 1975
Format 7"
Recorded 1975
Genre Folk rock, soft rock[1]
Length 3:16
Label Warner Bros. 8086
Songwriter(s) Gerry Beckley
Producer(s) George Martin
America singles chronology
"Lonely People"
(1974)
"Sister Golden Hair"
(1975)
"Daisy Jane"
(1975)
"Lonely People"
(1974)
"Sister Golden Hair"
(1975)
"Daisy Jane"
(1975)

"Sister Golden Hair" is a song written by Gerry Beckley and recorded by the band America for their fifth album Hearts (1975). It was their second single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, remaining in the top position for just one week.[2]

Background[edit]

The lyrics were largely inspired by the works of Jackson Browne. Beckley commented, "[Jackson Browne] has a knack, an ability to put words to music, that is much more like the L.A. approach to just genuine observation as opposed to simplifying it down to its bare essentials... I find Jackson can depress me a little bit, but only through his honesty; and it was that style of his which led to a song of mine, 'Sister Golden Hair', which is probably the more L.A. of my lyrics... [It] was one of the first times I used 'ain't' in a song, but I wasn't making an effort to. I was just putting myself in that frame of mind and I got those kind of lyrics out of it."[3] Although the song is a message from a man to his lover, explaining that he still loves her despite being not ready for marriage, the title was initially inspired by the mothers of all three members of the group, all of whom were blondes.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Preceded by
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
June 14, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Explore: Soft Rock | Top Songs | AllMusic". Web.archive.org. 2011-11-12. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  2. ^ "The Hot 100 : Jun 14, 1975 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Corbett, John (May 29, 2004). America Revisited - Part 3, AccessBackstage.com.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – America – Sister Golden Hair". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – America – Sister Golden Hair". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "America – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for America. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "America Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  10. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 24, No. 14, December 27, 1975". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1975/Top 100 Songs of 1975". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 

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