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CALYPSO - SONG

 
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Artist Name: JOHN DENVER
 
 
Song Author: John Denver
 
 
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Calypso (song)

Single by John Denver from the album Windsong
A-side "I'm Sorry"
B-side "Calypso"
Released July 1975
Format Vinyl record
Genre Folk, country, soundscape
Length 3:36
Label RCA
Writer(s) John Denver
Producer Milt Okun

"Calypso" is a song written by John Denver in 1975 as a tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his research ship Calypso. The song was featured on Denver's 1975 album Windsong.

Released as the B-side of "I'm Sorry", "Calypso" received substantial airplay, enabling it to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

After "I'm Sorry" fell out of the #1 position, "Calypso" began receiving more airplay than "I'm Sorry," thus causing Billboard to list "Calypso" as the new A-side. Hence, "Calypso" is itself considered a #2 hit on the Hot 100.

John Denver was a close friend of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Calypso was the name of Jacques Cousteau's research boat that sailed around the world for oceanic conservation.