Sweet Blindness

"Sweet Blindness" is a song written by Laura Nyro, released in 1968, and included on her Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.[1]

"Sweet Blindness"
Single by The 5th Dimension
from the album Stoned Soul Picnic
B-side"Bobbie's Blues (Who Do You Think Of?)"
ReleasedSeptember 1968
LabelSoul City 768
Songwriter(s)Laura Nyro
Producer(s)Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension singles chronology
"Stoned Soul Picnic"
"Sweet Blindness"
"California Soul"


The song was a drinking song that sounded old fashioned, noted for its rhythm changes as well as its brass section. The song ends with a noted Count Basie piano riff before the brass holds a long jazzy cadenza.

The 5th Dimension recordingEdit

The best known version was recorded by The 5th Dimension later in 1968. It was featured on their 1968 album Stoned Soul Picnic.[2] The song was produced by Bones Howe and arranged by Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, Ray Pohlman, and Howe.[3] It reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #45 on the U.S. R&B chart. Outside the US, "Sweet Blindness" went to #15 in Canada and #19 in Australia.[4]

Other versionsEdit

In mediaEdit


  1. ^ "discogs.com". discogs.com. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  2. ^ The 5th Dimension, Stoned Soul Picnic Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  3. ^ The 5th Dimension, "Sweet Blindness" single release Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  4. ^ The 5th Dimension, "Sweet Blindness" Chart Positions Retrieved January 17, 2015.