Goin' Out of My Head

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"Goin' Out of My Head"
Song by Little Anthony & the Imperials
Released 1964
Genre Pop
Language English
Length 2:50
Writer Teddy Randazzo
Bobby Weinstein

"Goin' Out of My Head" is a song written by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein, initially recorded by Little Anthony & the Imperials in 1964. Randazzo, a childhood friend of the group, wrote the song especially for them, having also supplied the group with their previous Top 20 Hit "I'm on the Outside (Looking In)".[1] Their original version of the song was a Billboard Top 10 Pop hit, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and #1 in the Canadian RPM-list in 1965. The song peaked at #8 on Cashbox magazine's R&B chart (Billboard was in a chart recess for R&B listings at that time). The Little Anthony & the Imperials original recording is the most commonly known version of the song, and the definitive version, although it's since been covered by many other artists.

Credits: The Imperials[edit]

  • "Little Anthony" Gourdine - Lead Vocals
  • Sammy Strain - First Tenor
  • Ernest Wright - Second Tenor
  • Clarence "Wah-Hoo" Collins - Baritone/Bass, Group Founder
  • Orchestra directed by Don Costa

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goin' out of My Head" song article from AllMusic"
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 372. 
  3. ^ Wes Montgomery album Goin' Out of My Head from AllMusic.
  4. ^ Sérgio Mendes discography.