7" (45 rpm)
2:50 (single version)
| December 1974|
Sweet Surrender (John Denver song) Wikipedia
"Sweet Surrender" is the title of a popular song by the American singer-songwriter John Denver. It was originally recorded for his 1974 album Back Home Again, but was chosen as the lead single from the concert album An Evening with John Denver. "Sweet Surrender" reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1975, remaining in the Top 40 for eight weeks. It also rose to #1 on the adult contemporary chart, Denver's fourth song to reach the top on this survey (following "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Annie's Song" and "Back Home Again"). Following a theme common to many of Denver's songs, the lyrics to "Sweet Surrender" deal with a journey of self-exploration tied to themes of nature and environment. The single version of "Sweet Surrender" has yet to appear on any compact disc or digital reissue, characterized by its lack of applause over the introduction. "Sweet Surrender" was the opening theme song of the 1974 Walt Disney movie The Bears and I. It was covered by the pop/folk band "The Seekers" and appeared on the Australian release of their 1975 self-titled album.