Song Details More songs by America
Lonely People
This is for all the lonely people
Thinking that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you
Drink from the silver cup
And ride that highway in the sky

This is for all the single people
Thinking that love has left them dry
Don't give up until you
Drink from the silver cup
You never know until you try
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975
  • B-side: "Mad Dog"
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1975
  • from America's fourth studio album, Holiday (1974)
  • the fifth of seven Top-10 singles charted on the Hot 100 by America in their career
  • lead vocals: Dan Peek
  • America:
         Gerry Beckley - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
         Dan Peek - guitar, bass, keyboards
         Dewey Bunnell - guitar
  • written by Dan Peek, Catherine Peek
  • "Lonely People" was written within a few weeks of Dan Peek's 1973 marriage to Catherine Mayberry
  • produced, arranged by George Martin
  • engineered by Geoff Emerick
  • recorded at Air Studios (Oxford Circus), London, England
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