1969 The 5th Dimension – Wedding Bells Blues (US:#1 UK:#16)

“Wedding Bell Blues” is a song written and recorded by Laura Nyro in 1966. The best known version was a number one hit for The 5th Dimension in 1969.

The lyrics are written from the perspective of a woman whose boyfriend has not yet proposed to her, and who wonders, “am I ever gonna see my wedding day?” The song carries dual themes of adoring love and frustrated lament.

The title subsequently became a popular phrase in American pop culture.

Album

Video

Musicians

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarMike Deasy
GuitarTommy Tedesco
KeyboardsJimmy Rowles
KeyboardsLarry Knechtel
KeyboardsPete Jolly
PercussionHal Blaine
PercussionLarry Bunker
VocalsBilly Davis Jr
VocalsFlorence LaRue
VocalsLamonte McLemore
VocalsMarilyn McCoo
VocalsRon Townson

Produced By

Bones Howe

Songwriters

Laura Nyro

Charts

US:#1
UK:#16