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
Songwriter(s) Fred Tobias, Clint Ballard, Jr.[1]
Producer(s) Otis Blackwell[1]
Jimmy Jones singles chronology
"Handy Man"
(1960)
"Good Timin'"
(1960)
"That's When I Cried"
(1960)
"Handy Man"
(1960)
"Good Timin'"
(1960)
"That's When I Cried"
(1960)

"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.

Australian band Ol' 55 covered the song on their album, The Vault (1980).

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]

References[edit]

  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