Goin' Out of My Head

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"Goin' Out of My Head"
Single by Little Anthony & the Imperials
from the album Goin' Out of My Head
B-side "Make It Easy On Yourself"
Released 1964
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 2:50
Label DCP
Songwriter(s) Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein
Producer(s) Teddy Randazzo, Don Costa
Little Anthony & the Imperials singles chronology
"I'm on the Outside (Looking In)"
(1964)
"Goin' Out of My Head"
(1964)
"Hurt So Bad"
(1965)

"I'm on the Outside (Looking In)"
(1964)
"Goin' Out of My Head"
(1964)
"Hurt So Bad"
(1965)

"Goin' Out of My Head" is a song written by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein, initially recorded by Little Anthony & the Imperials in 1964. Randazzo, a childhood friend of the group, wrote the song especially for them, having also supplied the group with their previous Top 20 Hit "I'm on the Outside (Looking In)".[1] Their original version of the song was a Billboard Top 10 Pop hit, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and #1 in the Canadian RPM-list in 1965. The song peaked at #8 on Cashbox magazine's R&B chart (Billboard was in a chart recess for R&B listings at that time). The Little Anthony & the Imperials original recording is the best-known version of the song, and the gold standard- although it's since been covered by many other artists.

Credits: The Imperials[edit]

  • "Little Anthony" Gourdine – Lead Vocals
  • Sammy Strain – First Tenor
  • Ernest Wright – Second Tenor
  • Clarence "Wah-Hoo" Collins – Baritone/Bass, Group Founder
  • Orchestra directed by Don Costa
  • Gary Chester - drums

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goin' out of My Head" song article from AllMusic"
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 372. 
  3. ^ Wes Montgomery album Goin' Out of My Head from AllMusic.
  4. ^ Sergio Mendes discography.