Good Timin' (Jimmy Jones song)

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"Good Timin'"
Single by Jimmy Jones
B-side "My Precious Angel"
Released April 1960
Format 7"
Genre R&B
Length 2:10
Label Cub Records K9067
Writer(s) Fred Tobias, Clint Ballard, Jr.[1]
Producer(s) Otis Blackwell[1]
Jimmy Jones singles chronology
"Handy Man"
"Good Timin'"
"That's When I Cried"

"Good Timin'" was a number-one single in the UK Singles Chart during 1960, by Jimmy Jones.[1] In the U.S., the follow-up to "Handy Man" went to number three on Billboard Hot 100 chart and number eight on the R&B chart.[2] The song extrapolates the historical encounters between David and Goliath and between Columbus and Isabella as reason enough for a boy to meet a girl.

It was later covered by Kyu Sakamoto in Japanese.

UK band Showaddywaddy also covered the song and released it as a single in 1981, but it failed to reach the charts. It was also featured on their 1981 album Good Times.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 52. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 306. 

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Preceded by
"Three Steps to Heaven" by Eddie Cochran
UK number-one single by Jimmy Jones
7 July 1960
Succeeded by
"Please Don't Tease" by Cliff Richard and the Shadows