Can I Change My Mind

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"Can I Change My Mind"
Single by Tyrone Davis
from the album Can I Change My Mind
A-side "Can I Change My Mind"
B-side "A Woman Needs to Be Loved"
Released 1968 (1968)
Format 7"
Recorded 1968
Genre Soul
Label Dakar
Songwriter(s) Barry Despenza, Carl Wolfolk
Producer(s) Willie Henderson
Tyrone Davis singles chronology
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"Can I Change My Mind" is a 1968 single recorded by soul singer Tyrone Davis. It was his featured debut and in early 1969 replaced Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It through the Grapevine" to become the number-one song on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, and also peaked at number five on the Hot 100 [1]

Cover Versions[edit]

  • Alton Ellis, circa '68, released "Can I Change My Mind" as the B side of the Delroy Wilson "Give Love A Try"[2] single on the Studio One label.[3]
  • Roy Buchanan included the song on his 1975 album Live Stock.
  • An alternative version by Alton Ellis, "Change of Plan," was collected on the 1977 album Still in Love.
  • Jackie Mittoo's instrumental "Super Charge," on The Jackie Mittoo Showcase (Sonic Sounds LP, 1978), is a "riddim" version of the song. Gregory Isaac's contemporaneous vocal version, over Mittoo's instrumental track, "Can I Change My Mind," is included in an extended version with toasting by D.J. Ranking Barnabbas on Isaacs' 1990 CD "My Number One" (Heartbeat).
  • In 1980. Jermaine Jackson recorded the song as a track on his LP, Jermaine.
  • The Pietasters released a Ska influenced version of "Can I Change My Mind" on the album "Oolooloo" released by Moon Ska Records in 1996.
  • Bill Deal and the Rhondels did a "Beach Music" version of the song as well.
  • In 2012, indie band JJAMZ (now renamed PHASES) recorded the song as part of their debut album Suicide Pact.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 147. 
  2. ^ "Give Love A Try" on YouTube
  3. ^ "Delroy Wilson - Alton Ellis - "Give Love A Try"". Discogs. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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Preceded by
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
February 1, 1969 – February 15, 1969
Succeeded by
"Everyday People" by Sly & The Family Stone