Come a Little Bit Closer

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"Come a Little Bit Closer"
Jay and the Americans Come a Little Bit Closer Single.jpg
Single by Jay and the Americans
from the album Come a Little Bit Closer
B-side "Goodbye Boys, Goodbye"
Released 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Rock
Length 2:49
Label United Artists
Songwriter(s) Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wes Farrell
Producer(s) Artie Ripp
Jay and the Americans singles chronology
"Come Dance with Me"
(1963)
"Come a Little Bit Closer"
(1964)
"Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)"
(1965)
"Come Dance with Me"
(1963)
"Come a Little Bit Closer"
(1964)
"Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)"
(1965)
"Come a Little Bit Closer"
Single by Johnny Duncan and Janie Fricke
from the album Come a Little Bit Closer
B-side "Loneliness (Can Break a Man's Heart)" (Duncan only)
Released October 1977
Format 7"
Recorded August 1977
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wes Farrell
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill and Larry Gatlin
Johnny Duncan singles chronology
"A Song in the Night"
(1977) A Song in the Night1977
"Come a Little Bit Closer"
(1977) Come a Little Bit Closer1977
"She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime)"
(1978) She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime)1978
Janie Fricke singles chronology
"What're You Doing Tonight"
(1977) What're You Doing Tonight1977
"Come a Little Bit Closer"
(1977) Come a Little Bit Closer1977
"Baby It's You"
(1978) Baby It's You1978

"Come a Little Bit Closer" is a song by the 1960s rock and roll band Jay and the Americans. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, making it the band's highest charting single. It remains their most popular song, according to Last.fm song rankings.[1][2] It also peaked at number 4 on the Cashbox chart and at number 1 on RPM's singles chart. The single served as a comeback for the group, who had not had a hit in some time.[3]

It was written by songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, as well as Wes Farrell, and became Boyce and Hart's first top 10 hit.[4]

The song is featured in the 2017 film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Lyrics[edit]

The lyrics tell the story of a young woman who is romantically involved with a man named José, but seduces the narrator until he is love-stricken. José later arrives and the narrator flees, only to see the woman use the same seductive tactics on José.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic.com Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Last.fm Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Billboard, September 12, 1964
  4. ^ SongFacts.com Retrieved February 4, 2012.