Soul Deep (Box Tops song)

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"Soul Deep"
Soul Deep - The Box Tops.jpg
Single by The Box Tops
from the album Dimensions
B-side"(The) Happy Song"
ReleasedJune 1969
FormatSingle
Recorded1969
GenrePop
LabelMala
Songwriter(s)Wayne Carson-Thompson
Producer(s)Tommy Cogbill, Chips Moman
The Box Tops singles chronology
"I Shall Be Released"
(1969)
"Soul Deep"
(1969)
"Turn on a Dream"
(1969)
"Soul Deep"
Soul Deep - Eddy Arnold.jpg
Single by Eddy Arnold
from the album Dimensions
B-side"(Today) I Started Loving You Again"
ReleasedMarch 1970
FormatSingle
GenreCountry, Easy Listening
Length2:25
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Wayne Carson-Thompson
Producer(s)Chet Atkins
Eddy Arnold singles chronology
"Since December"
(1969)
"Soul Deep"
(1970)
"A Man's Kind of Woman"
(1970)

"Soul Deep" is a song by The Box Tops. It was the third of three singles released from their 1969 Dimensions LP.[1] Lead vocals were provided by Alex Chilton. The earliest version had been recorded by Robbie Lane and the Disciples in 1966,[2] later included on compilation LPs, including Backtrax in 1993.[3]

The Box Tops' song became an international Top 40 hit, charting modestly at #22 in the UK and #18 in the U.S.[4] It reached the Top 10 in Australia (#7) and in Canada (#9).[5] "Soul Deep" did best in South Africa, where it reached #2.[6]

"Soul Deep" became the group's final U.S. Top 40 entry. Regionally, it peaked at #3 on KHJ (Los Angeles) on 30 July[7] and on WLS (Chicago) on 18–25 August.[8] "Soul Deep" was also part of the title of the group's 1996 anthology.

Eddy Arnold cover[edit]

"Soul Deep" was covered by Eddy Arnold in 1970. The track is included on his album, Love and Guitars. Arnold had a Top 40 Country as well as Adult Contemporary hit with the song in both the U.S. and Canada.[9]

Other cover versions[edit]

Gary U.S. Bonds covered "Soul Deep" in 1982. It became a modest hit in the UK.[10]

Chart history[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/The-Box-Tops-Dimensions/release/1374505
  2. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Robbie-Lane-And-The-Disciples-Backtrax/release/12635952
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Robbie-Lane-And-The-Disciples-Backtrax/release/12635952
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1990). The Billboard 100 Charts; The Sixties (30 August 1969 and 6 September 1969). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-074-1.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-09-06. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  6. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  7. ^ "KHJ's 'Boss 30' Records In Southern California! Official Issue No. 213 - Previewed July 30, 1969". Users.guest.net. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  8. ^ "WLS 890 Hit Parade, August 25, 1969". Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 29.
  10. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1982-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-09-06. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  12. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1969-08-23. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  14. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  15. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, September 6, 1969
  16. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1970-04-04. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  17. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 29.
  18. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1982-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1969/Top 100 Songs of 1969". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  20. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/60s_files/1969YESP.html Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 27, 1969

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