"If I Could Reach You" (U.S. #10) (1972)
The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes pop, R&B, soul, and jazz.
Originally known as The Hi-Fi's, the 5th Dimension changed its name in late 1966, and was best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits "Up, Up and Away", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "Wedding Bell Blues", "One Less Bell to Answer", "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All", and The Magic Garden LP.
The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records.
Some of the songwriters popularized by The 5th Dimension went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, who wrote "California Soul". The group is also notable for having more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro did herself, particularly with "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Blowin' Away", and "Save the Country". The group also covered music by well known songwriters such as the song "One Less Bell to Answer", written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the songs and music of Jimmy Webb, who penned their hit "Up, Up and Away", including an entire recording of Webb songs called The Magic Garden.
No the lead is Marilyn
The lead vocal on this song ISN'T Marilyn McCoo. It's Florence Larue.
The title says 1972. I just heard this for the first time the other day on my local PBS station. I grew up in the 70's. I don't know how I could have missed this GEM!!! I graduated High School in 1979.. Certainly MUCH better times than the crappy days of today!!!
They were truly one of the best groups ever!
i do really love this song!. sweet memories of my childhood! it was in 1979 when i heard this piece. the year beautiful classics were born. looking through the eyes of love, can you read my mind, don't let me be the last know and lots more, i was just wondering what year this song exactly came out?
MrRendals 1 second ago
i do really love this son!. sweet memories of my childhood! it was in 1979 when i heard this piece. the year beautiful classics were born. looking through the eyes of love, can you read my mind, don't let me be the last know and lots more, i was just wondering what year this song exactly came out?
What a beautiful song. Thanks for sharing :-)
This song brings back such great memories of loved ones lost beautiful voice!
She has one of the most beautiful voices in the industry!
If I could sing like this, I'd never ask for anything else. Perfection!
Wow!!!! This song is a true classic!!!!! and always brings me to tears. This song should never be sung/ touched by another artist other than Marilyn McCoo.
thank you GOD for creating such A BEAUTIFUL SONG..
The older I get this song really strikes a nerve that there really is a big difference between sex and making love.
and really begs the question does TRUE LOVE REALLY EXIST?
thx for the post.
tearfully Anthony Figgiani