Life Is a Song Worth Singing
|Life Is a Song Worth Singing|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 2, 1978|
|Studio||Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Producer||Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Jack Faith, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Victor Carstarphen, Sherman Marshall|
|Teddy Pendergrass chronology|
|Singles from Life Is a Song Worth Singing|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B+|
It contained two singles: "Only You" and "Close the Door". "Close The Door" reached number one on the US R&B music chart. Also, the ballads "It Don't Hurt Now" and "When Somebody Loves You Back" are staples on Quiet storm radio formats. The album itself did well on the charts as well, reaching number 11 on the US Pop chart and reaching number one on the R&B chart. It was nominated for an American Music Award, Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1979.
The title track is a cover of the Johnny Mathis hit single "Life is a Song Worth Singing", which was released in 1973. The album was arranged by Jack Faith, Dexter Wansel, John L. Usry Jnr. and Thom Bell.
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||11|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||1|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1978||"Close the Door"||25||1||—|
|"Life Is a Song Worth Singing"||—||—||—|
- Wynn, Ron. Life Is a Song Worth Singing review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- "US Charts > Teddy Pendergrass". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-04.