Tight Rope (song)

"Tight Rope"
Single by Leon Russell
from the album Carney
B-side "This Masquerade"
Released August 1972
Format 7"
Genre Pop, rock
Length 2:59
Label Shelter 7325
Writer(s) Leon Russell
Producer(s) Denny Cordell
Leon Russell
Leon Russell singles chronology
"Tight Rope"
"Queen of the Roller Derby"

"Tight Rope" is the debut 1972 hit single by singer-songwriter Leon Russell. It was the lead track on his LP, Carney.

The song reached number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, it reached number five.

The B-side of 45 RPM for "Tight Rope" was "This Masquerade," which became a Top 10 hit by George Benson in 1976.

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1972) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles[1] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 11
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 10

Year-end charts

Chart (1972) Rank
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 104


  1. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  2. "1972 Year End". Bullfrogspond.com. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
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