Rumors (Timex Social Club song)

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"Rumors"
Rumors single.jpg
Single by Timex Social Club
from the album Vicious Rumors
Released 1986
Format
Recorded 1986
Genre Post-disco[1]
Length
  • 5:47 (full-length album version)
  • 4:53 (single version)
Label Jay
Writer(s) Timex Social Club
Producer(s)
Timex Social Club singles chronology
"Mixed Up World"
(1986)
"Rumors"
(1986)
"Thinkin' About You"
(1986)

"Rumors" is a 1986 song by Bay Area-based music group Timex Social Club, from their debut album Vicious Rumors. It was a hit in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 in the UK, in addition to topping the US R&B and dance charts.[2] It was parodied as "Roaches" by Bobby Jimmy and the Critters, also released in 1986.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986–87) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 15
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[6] 13
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 10
Italy (FIMI)[10] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 8
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[2] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[2] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[2] 1
US Cash Box[16] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Like, Omigod! It's the '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)". One Hit Wonder Center. Retrieved May 23, 2014. There are also tracks to represent the rise of post-disco club/dance trend, such as Laid Back's "White Horse", New Edition's "Cool It Now", and Timex Social Club's " Rumors". 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Timex Social Club – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bobby Jimmy and the Critters". West Coast Pioneers. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30 : 22 november 1986" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0734." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Timex Social Club – Rumors". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Rumors". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Indice per Interprete: T" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Timex Social Club - Rumors search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Timex Social Club – Rumors". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Timex Social Club – Rumors". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 1986-09-27" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  16. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending AUGUST 23, 1986 at the Wayback Machine (archived September 2, 2012). Cash Box magazine.
Preceded by
"Stuck with You" by Huey Lewis and the News
Canadian RPM number-one single
October 4, 1986 – October 11, 1986 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Spirit in the Sky" by Doctor and the Medics
Preceded by
"Who's Johnny" by El DeBarge
US Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
July 19, 1986 – July 26, 1986 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Closer Than Close" by Jean Carne
Preceded by
"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(with "Vicious Rumors")

July 19, 1986 – August 2, 1986 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Venus" by Bananarama