Swearin' to God
|"Swearin' to God"|
|Single by Frankie Valli|
|from the album Closeup|
"Swearin' to God" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Denny Randell. It was recorded by Frankie Valli and released in May 1975 as a single from his album Closeup. It's a love song whose lyrical hook is a more literal use of the expression "I swear to God" (i.e., "I mean this sincerely"):
- I'm swearin' to God / So glad he's givin' me you
Valli's first disco-style song (it runs four minutes as a single but just over ten minutes on the album), "Swearin' to God" features Patti Austin singing a response to Valli's praise in the bridge. It is one of Valli's best known songs. "Swearin' to God" hit number 6 on the Billboard charts.
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