I'll Tumble 4 Ya

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"I'll Tumble 4 Ya"
Single by Culture Club
from the album Kissing to Be Clever
B-side "Man Shake"
Released June, 1983 (US)
Genre Post-disco, New wave
Length 2:36
Culture Club singles chronology
"Time (Clock of the Heart)"
(1982)
"I'll Tumble 4 Ya"
(1982)
"Church of the Poison Mind"
(1983)

"I'll Tumble 4 Ya" was a hit single from Culture Club's Platinum-plus debut album Kissing to Be Clever.

The 7" single was released only in North America, peaking at #9 in both the U.S. and #5 in Canada. In Australia, it was released in September 1983 as a Double A-side single with Karma Chameleon, peaking at #1 and receiving substantial airplay. With this single, in America, Culture Club was the first band to have three Top 10 singles from a debut album since The Beatles. Much like the group's two prior American hits, this song was aided by a hugely popular MTV music video.

"I'll Tumble 4 Ya" was one of the most performed songs by Culture Club in their live shows. It was a staple on the set list of every tour they did.[citation needed] The song is mocked by Frank Zappa during a 1984 live performance of Tinsel Town Rebellion on the video "Does Humor Belong in Music?" (1986).

Track listing[edit]

Canada 7" vinyl
  1. A. "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" - 2:32
  2. B. "Man Shake" - 2:34
USA 7" vinyl
  1. A. "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" - 2:32
  2. B. "Mystery Boy"
USA 12" vinyl
  1. A. "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" (12") - 4:38
  2. B. "Man Shake" - 2:34

Official versions[edit]

  • "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" (7") - 2:36
  • "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" (U.S. 12" Remix) - 4:38
  • "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" (VH1 Storytellers Live)

Chart positions[edit]

  • U.S. Billboard Hot 100: #9
  • Canadian Singles Charts: #9
  • U.S. Hot Dance Club Play: #14
  • U.S. Adult Contemporary: #33

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the film Billy Madison (1995). In the Coffee Talk skits, "Linda" would say that she'd "tumble for you".

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