Swearin' to God

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"Swearin' to God"
Single by Frankie Valli
from the album Closeup
Released May 1975 (1975-05)
Genre Disco, rock

"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.[1][2][3][4] 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),[3] "Swearin' to God" features Patti Austin singing a response to Valli's praise in the bridge.[1][4] It is one of Valli's best known songs.[citation needed] "Swearin' to God" hit number 6 on the Billboard charts.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Viglione, Joe. "Franki Valli: Closeup". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b Bronson, Fred (October 1, 2003). "Grease (RSO 897): Frankie Valli". The Billboard Book of Number One Hits: Updated and Expanded 5th Edition. Random House Digital. p. 488. ISBN 0823076776. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b Browne, Ray Broadus; Browne, Pat (2001). "Four Seasons, The". The Guide to United States Popular Culture. Popular Press. p. 296. ISBN 0879728213. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  4. ^ a b "CWMartin" (December 18, 2010). "Step into My Time Machine Week Thirty-Four" (BLOG). Tilting at Windmills. Blogspot. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 

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