Various Artists “Leaving On A Jet Plane” (U&C)

leaving on a jet plane sheet music

This will be the final episode of “Uncovered & Covered” for the next month or so anyway, until I return from the road of ‘spiritual journey’, but I find “Leaving On A Jet Plane” to be a very fitting inclusion.

Leaving on a Jet Plane” is a song written by John Denver and Kenneth Browder in 1967 during a layover at an airport in Washington and recorded by the Mitchell Trio that year. The original title of the song was “Oh Babe I Hate To Go” but Denver’s then producer, Milt Okun, convinced him to change the title. Denver wrote the song after his flight was delayed. Other artists recorded the song in 1967, including Spanky & Our Gang and Peter, Paul and Mary on Album 1700. It did not become a hit until Peter, Paul and Mary released it as a single in 1969. It turned out to be their biggest (and final) hit, becoming their only #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song also spent three weeks atop the easy listening chart.

Peter, Paul and Mary “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

John Denver “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Chantal Kreviazuk “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Eve 6 “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Jenn Frank “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Vienna Teng “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Glen Adams “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Janis Joplin “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

One response to “Various Artists “Leaving On A Jet Plane” (U&C)

  1. Pingback: Music [Uncovered & Covered] Page UPDATED « Chris Hanaka

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