::America (America album)


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America is the eponymous debut album by America, released in 1971. It was initially released without "A Horse with No Name", which was released as a single in late 1971. When "Horse" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track.

The album went to #1 on the Billboard album chart in the US<ref name=BillboardAlbum/> and stayed there for five weeks. It produced two hit singles; "A Horse with No Name" spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1972 (it peaked at #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart), and "I Need You" hit #9 on the Billboard singles chart and #7 on the AC chart.<ref name="BillboardSingles">America – America > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 31 May 2008.</ref> Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Sandman" (long rumoured in the US Navy to be about the VQ-2 air squadron formerly based in Rota, Spain){{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} and "Three Roses". The album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US.

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