(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" is a song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. It is about a man traveling to Amarillo, Texas, to find his girlfriend Marie. The song was originally to be titled "Is This the Way to Pensacola" referring to Pensacola, Florida, but Sedaka felt that Amarillo worked better than Pensacola.
Tony Christie (born 25 April 1943) is an English musician, singer and actor. He is best known for his recording of "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo", a double UK chart success. He lived for many years in Sheffield where his wife, Sue, was born. He used to be a frequent artist on the stage at many working men's clubs like his contemporary, Joe Cocker
Yorkshire born Tony Christie was a successful singer of dramatic big-voiced pop ballads in the early 1970s. He achieved five top 40 hits in the UK in that period, including this song, which peaked at and "I Did What I Did For Maria," which got to Meanwhile in continental Europe he was even more successful, topping the German and Spanish charts with this song. Although Christie's popularity waned in his native Britain from the mid-seventies, he maintained a successful singing career in Germany
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Is This The Way To) Amarillo. This song is by Tony Christie and appears on the album With Loving Feeling (1972) and on the album Welcome To My Music (1991). Sha la la la la laSha la la la la laSha la la la la la. When the day is dawningOn a Texas Sunday morningHow I long to be thereWith Marie who's waiting for me thereEvery lonely city where I hang my hatAin't as half as pretty as where my baby's at.
Album · 2000 · 14 Songs. Released: 1 Jan 2000. This Compilation ℗ 2000 Universal Music Domestic Division, a division of Universal Music GmbH. More By Tony Christie. See All. Worldhits & Love Songs. Is This the Way To) Amarillo.
Tony Christie didn’t make big money from Is This The Way To Amarillo. I’m not a songwriter, I’m a singer. The contract I signed with MCA in 1969 was a joke, but I didn’t realise at the time,' he said. It was madness, absolute madness. Everything went crazy
Andrew Lloyd Webber, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Colm Wilkinson, Tony Christie, Julie Covington. Andrew Lloyd Webber, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tony Christie, Julie Covington. I Did What I Did For Maria.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A||(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
Written-By – Greenfield*, Sedaka*
|B||Love Is A Friend Of Mine
Written-By – Murray - Callander*
- Licensed From – MCA Records International
- Produced For – City Hall Ltd.
- Arranged By – Lew Warburton
- Producer – Mitch Murray & Peter Callander*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): MCS 5391 - 1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): MCS 5391 - 2
- Rights Society: stemra
|MCS 5391||Tony Christie||(Is This The Way To) Amarillo (7", Single)||MCA Records||MCS 5391||Netherlands||1971|
|SN - 20.667||Tony Christie||Is This The Way To Amarillo (7", Single, Cle)||MCA Records||SN - 20.667||Spain||1972|
|MKS 5073||Tony Christie||(Is This The Way) To Amarillo (7", Single)||MCA Records||MKS 5073||UK||1971|
|MCA 122||Tony Christie||(Is This The Way) To Amarillo? (7", Single, RE)||MCA Records||MCA 122||UK||1974|
|D-1144||Tony Christie||(Is This The Way To) Amarillo (7", Single)||MCA Records||D-1144||Japan||1972|