Can I Change My Mind

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"Can I Change My Mind"
Single by Tyrone Davis
from the album Can I Change My Mind
A-side "Can I Change My Mind"
B-side "A Woman Needs to Be Loved"
Released 1968 (1968)
Format 7"
Recorded 1968
Genre Soul
Label Dakar
Writer(s) Barry Despenza, Carl Wolfolk
Producer(s) Willie Henderson
Tyrone Davis singles chronology
N/A "Can I Change My Mind"
(1968)
"Is It Something You've Got"
(1969)

"Can I Change My Mind" is a 1968 single recorded by soul singer Tyrone Davis. It was his featured debut and in early 1969 replaced Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It through the Grapevine" to become the number-one song on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.[1]

Alton Ellis, circa '68, released "Can I Change My Mind" as the B side of the Delroy Wilson "Give Love A Try"[2] single on the Studio One label.[3]

An alternative version by Alton Ellis, "Change of Plan," was collected on the 1977 album Still in Love.

Jackie Mittoo's instrumental "Super Charge," on The Jackie Mittoo Showcase (Sonic Sounds LP, 1978), is a "riddim" version of the song. Gregory Isaac's contemporaneous vocal version, over Mittoo's instrumental track, "Can I Change My Mind," is included in an extended version with toasting by D.J. Ranking Barnabbas on Isaacs' 1990 CD "My Number One" (Heartbeat).

The Pietasters released a Ska influenced version of "Can I Change My Mind" on the album "Oolooloo" released by Moon Ska Records in 1996.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 147. 
  2. ^ "Give Love A Try" on YouTube
  3. ^ "Delroy Wilson - Alton Ellis - "Give Love A Try"". Discogs. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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Preceded by
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
February 1, 1969 – February 15, 1969
Succeeded by
"Everyday People" by Sly & The Family Stone