I'm Telling You Now

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"I'm Telling You Now"
I'm Telling You Now - Freddie and the Dreamers.jpg
Single by Freddie and the Dreamers
B-side"What Have I Done to You?"
March 1965 (re-release)
Format7" 45rpm
LabelColumbia (EMI) DB 7086 (UK)
Tower 125 (USA)
Songwriter(s)Freddie Garrity, Mitch Murray
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 song by Freddie Garrity and Mitch Murray, originally performed by Freddie and the Dreamers, that hit number one on the American Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.[1] Murray also wrote songs for other British artists during the 1960s, including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann, and Georgie Fame.

"I'm Telling You Now" was first released in 1963 on Capitol Records, USA/Canada and on Columbia, UK/India/Netherlands/Sweden, but was not successful. Two years later, Capitol's subsidiary, Tower Records, re-released the song, which became extremely popular and propelled Freddie and the Dreamers to pop-music stardom.

The dancing by Freddie and the band during this song spawned a minor dance fad, The Freddie.[2]

Chart history[edit]

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  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 77 (15): 26. April 10, 1965. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Freddie and the Dreamers- "I'm Telling You Now" live, Merv Griffin Show 1965
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1963-08-14. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1965-05-03. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, April 17, 1965
  7. ^ The 100 Best-Selling Singles of 1963
  8. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  9. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1965