A Wonderful Time Up There

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"A Wonderful Time Up There"
Single by Pat Boone
from the album Pat Boone Sings
B-side "It's Too Soon to Know"
Released January 9, 1958 (U.S.)
March 1958 (U.K.)
Genre Pop
Length 2:04
Label Dot (U.S.)
London (U.K.)
Songwriter(s) Lee Roy Abernathy
Producer(s) Randy Wood
Pat Boone singles chronology
"April Love"
(1957)
"A Wonderful Time Up There"
(1958)
"Sugar Moon"
(1958)

"April Love"
(1957)
"A Wonderful Time Up There"
(1958)
"Sugar Moon"
(1958)

The song known as both "Gospel Boogie" and "A Wonderful Time Up There" was written by Lee Roy Abernathy, and first recorded by him in 1947 under the former name. This release, for the label "White Church Record", credits the performance with variant spelling to "Leroy Abernathy Homeland Harmony Quartet". In 1958, the song was recorded under the latter title by Pat Boone featuring Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra and Chorus. It reached #2 in the U.K. and #4 in the U.S.[1], and was featured on the 1959 album, Pat Boone Sings.[2] The recording was produced by Randy Wood.[3] and ranked #24 on Billboard magazine's Top 50 songs of 1958.[4]

The B-side to Boone's version, "It's Too Soon to Know", reached #4 in the U.S. and #7 in the U.K. in 1958.[5]

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