The Hollies

On a Carousel

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A great slice of the Hollies' abilities as arrangers and recordmakers, "On a Carousel" is, while not one of the band's biggest hits, a song that the band is remembered by, especially in the U.S. Cast in a carnival atmosphere, the song's simple yet buoyant melody is driven by some fabulous harmonies, as well as a wonderful Tony Hicks guitar lick. The overall jubilation of the song matched many of the other records in the charts of the same period, such as "Happy Together" and "Feelin' Groovy," among others.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
For Certain Because... 1966 Columbia / Beat Goes On 0:00
The Hollies' Greatest Hits 1973 Epic 3:10
The Best of the Hollies [Capitol] 1978 EMI-Capitol Special Markets / EMI Music Distribution 3:13
20 Golden Greats 1978 EMI Music Distribution 3:13
The Best of the Hollies, Vol. 1 1985 EMI Music Distribution 3:11
No Image 1988 Capitol
No Image 1988 EMI Music Distribution 3:12
Classic Rock: 1967 - Shakin' All Over 1989
Various Artists
3:15
20 Years 198? Polydor 3:11
All Time Greatest Hits 1990 Curb 3:16
The British Invasion: History of British Rock, Vol. 6 1991
Various Artists
Rhino 3:15
No Image 1991
Various Artists
Rhino
No Image 1992 EMI Music Distribution
Air That I Breathe: The Very Best of EMI Classics 1993 EMI Music Distribution / EMI Classics 3:11
30th Anniversary Collection 1963-1993 1993 EMI Music Distribution 3:12
The Best of the Hollies [EMI] 1997 EMI / Parlophone / Warner Music 3:14
At Abbey Road 1966-1970 1997 EMI Music Distribution 3:11
Special Collection 1997 EMI 3:14
The Hollies [EMI Compilation] 1997 EMI Music Distribution 3:15
Original Gold [CD 1] 1998 Disky 3:14
Collection, Vol. 1 1999 Platinum Disc 3:09
The Hollies [Platinum Disc] 2000 Platinum Disc 3:10
Best of the 60's 2000 Simply The Best (Netherlands) 3:12
Music of the Twentieth Century: 1960-1979 2000
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:10
At Abbey Road 1963-1966/At Abbey Road 1966-1970/At Abbey Road 1973-1989 2000 EMI Music Distribution 3:11
Original Gold [2 Disc] 2000 Disky 3:14
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Disky 3:14
Beat Boom 2001
Various Artists
Disky / Disky Communications 3:14
Centenary Collection: The Best of the Hollies 2001 EMI Music Distribution 3:10
East Is East 2001
Original Soundtrack
EMI Music Distribution 3:13
Complete Collection 2001
Various Artists
Disky 3:13
Flower Power Generation: Aquarius 2001
Various Artists
Disky 3:13
Classic Masters 2002 Capitol / EMI Records 3:12
Best of the Hollies [Collectables] 2003 Collectables 3:13
Greatest Hits 2003 Capitol / EMI Records 3:13
Rock On 1967 2004
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:14
A's, B's & EP's 2004 EMI Music Distribution 3:08
Greatest Hits of the 60's 2006
Various Artists
Disky 3:13
Dutch Collection 2007 EMI Music Distribution 3:11
Finest 2007 EMI Music Distribution 3:13
Top of the Pops 1967 2007
Various Artists
EMI 3:12
Reflections [Box Set] 2009 Atlantic / Rhino 3:10
Midas Touch: Very Best of the Hollies 2010 EMI 0:00
6 X 6: Sixties: 120 Original Recordings 2011
Various Artists
EMI Gold 3:13
The Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years: The Complete Hollies (April 1963-October 1968) 2011 EMI 3:17
50 at Fifty 2014 Atlantic / Elektra / Parlophone / Rhino / Warner Music 3:23
Essential Parlophone / Warner Music 3:11