To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole)

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"To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole)"
To the Door of the Sun - Al Martino.jpg
Single by Al Martino
from the album To the Door of the Sun
LanguageEnglish
B-side "Mary Go Lightly"
Released1975
Genre Easy listening
Length3:20
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Lyricist(s) Norman Newell
Al Martino singles chronology
"Speak Softly Love"
(1972)
"To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole)"
(1975)
"Volare"
(1975)
"Alle porte del sole"
To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole) - Gigliola Cinquetti.jpg
Single by Gigliola Cinquetti
from the album Alle porte del sole
LanguageItalian
B-side "Mister Chipp"
Released1973
Genre Easy listening
Songwriter(s)
  • Daniele Pace
  • Mario Panzeri
  • Lorenzo Pilat
  • Corrado Conti
Gigliola Cinquetti singles chronology
"Dio, come ti amo"
(1966)
"Alle porte del sole"
(1973)
""
(1973)

"To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole)" is a 1975 hit single by Al Martino and the title track of his LP.

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It is the English version of an Italian-language song by Gigliola Cinquetti, "Alle porte del sole", which was released in 1973. Cinquetti had later recorded an English rendition of it, different from Martino's, which was released as a single by CBS Records in August 1974 with her original Italian version on the B-side. The record reached number six in South Africa. [1]

Chart history

In early 1975, "To the Door of the Sun" reached number 17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It spent four months on the chart, equaling the chart run length of Martino's greatest hit, "I Love You Because" (#3, 1963).

"To the Door of the Sun" was a bigger Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number seven on the AC charts of both the United States and Canada. The song also charted in Australia. It became Martino's biggest hit of the 1970s.[ citation needed ]

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