I'm Telling You Now

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"I'm Telling You Now"
Single by Freddie and the Dreamers
B-side"What Have I Done to You?"
  • September 1963 (1963-09) (UK)
  • March 1965 (1965-03) (US)
LabelColumbia (EMI) DB 7086 (UK)
Tower 125 (USA)
Songwriter(s)Freddie Garrity, Mitch Murray
Producer(s)John Burgess
Freddie and the Dreamers singles chronology
"If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody"
"I'm Telling You Now"
"You Were Made for Me"

"I'm Telling You Now" is a 1963 song by Freddie Garrity and Mitch Murray, originally performed by Freddie and the Dreamers, which, in 1965, reached number one on the American Billboard Hot 100.[2]

"I'm Telling You Now" was first released in the United Kingdom in August 1963 on EMI's Columbia label and went to number two in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's biggest hit. Two years later, Capitol's subsidiary, Tower Records, re-released the song in the United States, which propelled Freddie and the Dreamers to international stardom.

The dancing by Freddie and the band during this song spawned (via video) a minor dance fad, the Freddie.[3]

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  1. ^ Breihan, Tom (July 27, 2018). "The Number Ones: Freddie And The Dreamers' "I'm Telling You Now"". Stereogum. Retrieved June 12, 2023. "I'm Telling You Now," the one Freddie And The Dreamers song that crossed over to America, was strictly entry-level Merseybeat.
  2. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Vol. 77, no. 15. Nielsen Company. April 10, 1965. p. 26. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ Freddie and the Dreamers- "I'm Telling You Now" live, Merv Griffin Show 1965
  4. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1963-08-14. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1965-05-03. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  7. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 4/17/65". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Sixties City - Pop Music Charts - Every Week Of The Sixties". Sixtiescity.net. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1965/Top 100 Songs of 1965". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1965". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.