Oh My My (Ringo Starr song)

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"Oh My My"
Netherlands picture sleeve
Single by Ringo Starr
from the album Ringo
B-side "Step Lightly" (US)
"No No Song" (UK)
Released 18 February 1974 (US)
9 January 1976 (UK)
Format Vinyl record 7"
Recorded September 1973
Genre Rock
Length 3:38
Label Apple Records
Producer(s) Richard Perry
Ringo Starr singles chronology
"You're Sixteen"
"Oh My My"
"Only You (And You Alone)"
Ringo track listing

"Oh My My" is a song released as single from, and on, Ringo Starr's 1973 album, Ringo, and features backing vocals from Merry Clayton and Martha Reeves.


The song was co-written by Starr (credited by his real name, "Richard Starkey") and Vini Poncia, a frequent Ringo co-writer. Billy Preston plays keyboards on the track.[1]


Released on 18 February 1974 in the US,[nb 1][2] It hit number five on the Billboard charts, making it one of the most successful songs of Starr's career. The song was released in the UK on 9 January 1976,[nb 2] backed with "No No Song",[3] to promote Starr's Blast from Your Past compilation album.[4]

Starr first performed "Oh My My" in 2008 with the tenth incarnation of the All-Starr Band.[5]

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Ike & Tina Turner, who performed it on a 1974 episode of Soul Train.

Bette Midler performed a cover of the track on her live album Live at Last.[6]

David Hentschel released an instrumental version on Starr's own Ring'O Records label, in 1975.


  1. ^ US Apple 1872[2]
  2. ^ UK Apple R 6011[3]
  1. ^ Rodriguez, Robert (2010). Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles' Solo Years, 1970–1980 (illustrated ed.). New York: Backbeat Books. p. 74. ISBN 9780879309688. 
  2. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 183. ISBN 9780753508435. 
  3. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 182. ISBN 9780753508435. 
  4. ^ "Ringo Starr - Oh My My". Jpgr.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Jackson, Andrew Grant (2012). Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles' Solo Careers (illustrated ed.). Scarecrow Press. p. 118. ISBN 9780810882225. 
  6. ^ Viglione, Joe. "Live at Last - Bette Midler : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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