Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)
Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) cover
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Released September 1974
Recorded Record Plant Studios, New York City
Genre Power pop, rock
Label Capitol Records 3946
Producer Jimmy Ienner
Raspberries chronology
"I'm a Rocker"
"Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)"
"Cruisin' Music"

"Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" is a hit single by Raspberries, released in September 1974. It was written by band leader Eric Carmen, who also provided the lead vocals. It was the first single release from their fourth and final LP, Starting Over (Raspberries album).

The song reached the Top 40 on three principal US charts, number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 24 on Cashbox, and number 26 on Record World. It was also a number 22 hit in Canada. It spent 12 weeks on Billboard, and was their final charting single release.

John Lennon, a Raspberries fan, particularly liked "Overnight Sensation". He was present for part of the recording of the Starting Over LP[1] and, although uncredited is said to have assisted with the production of "Overnight Sensation".[2]

Later usesEdit

"Overnight Sensation" was included on the Raspberries Pop Art Live CD set from their reunion concert recording, November 26, 2004, at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, released August 18, 2017.[3]

Cover versionsEdit

In 1980, Cherie & Marie Currie recorded "Overnight Sensation". It was included on their album, Messin' with the Boys.

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1974) Peak
Canadian RPM 22
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 18
US Cash Box Top 100 24
US Record World 26

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1974) Rank
Canada[5] 193
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[6] 152


External linksEdit

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