Rumors (Timex Social Club song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Rumors"
Single by Timex Social Club
from the album Vicious Rumors
Released 1986
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre Post-disco[1]
Length 5:47 (full-length album version)
4:53 (single version)
Label Jay Records
Writer(s) Timex Social Club
Producer(s) Denzil Foster and Jay King
Timex Social Club singles chronology
"Mixed Up World"
(1986)
"Rumors"
(1986)
"Thinkin' About You"
(1986)

"Rumors" is a 1986 song by Bay Area based music group Timex Social Club, from their debut album Vicious Rumors. The single was a hit in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number thirteen on the UK charts, in addition to topping the US R&B and dance charts.[2] The song was parodied as "Roaches" by Bobby Jimmy and the Critters, also released in 1986.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986–1987) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 15
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[6] 13
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 10
Italy (FIMI)[10] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 8
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[2] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[2] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[2] 1
US Cash Box[16] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Like, Omigod! It's the '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)". One Hit Wonder Center. Retrieved May 23, 2014. "There are also tracks to represent the rise of post-disco club/dance trend, such as Laid Back's "White Horse", New Edition's "Cool It Now", and Timex Social Club's " Rumors"." 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Timex Social Club – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bobby Jimmy and the Critters". West Coast Pioneers. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Timex Social Club – Rumors – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  6. ^ (Dutch) "Rumors – TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB". Top 30. Retrieved May 22, 2014. "Hoogste notering in de top 30 : 13" 
  7. ^ "RPM Top Singles." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Timex Social Club – Rumors". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ (Italian) "Indice per Interprete: T". Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Timex Social Club - Rumors search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Timex Social Club – Rumors". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Timex Social Club – Rumors – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  16. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending AUGUST 23, 1986 at the Wayback Machine (archived September 2, 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
Preceded by
"Stuck with You" by Huey Lewis and the News
Canadian RPM number-one single
October 4, 1986 – October 11, 1986 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Spirit in the Sky" by Doctor and the Medics
Preceded by
"Who's Johnny" by El DeBarge
US Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
July 19, 1986 – July 26, 1986 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Closer Than Close" by Jean Carne
Preceded by
"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(with "Vicious Rumors")

July 19, 1986 – August 2, 1986 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Venus" by Bananarama