Swearin' to God

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"Swearin' to God"
Swearin' to God - Frankie Valli.jpg
Single by Frankie Valli
from the album Closeup
B-side "Why"
Released May 1975 (1975-05)
Genre Disco, rock
Label Private Stock
Songwriter(s) Bob Crewe, Denny Randell
Producer(s) Bob Crewe
Frankie Valli singles chronology
"My Eyes Adored You"
(1974)
"Swearin' to God"
(1975)
"Our Day Will Come"
(1975)

"My Eyes Adored You"
(1974)
"Swearin' to God"
(1975)
"Our Day Will Come"
(1975)

"Swearin' to God" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Denny Randell. It was recorded by Frankie Valli and released in May 1975 as a single from his album Closeup.[1][2][3][4] It's a love song whose lyrical hook is a more literal use of the expression "I swear to God" (i.e., "I mean this sincerely"):

I'm swearin' to God / So glad He's givin' me you

The first Valli song to incorporate the disco style (it runs four minutes as a single but just over ten minutes on the album),[3] "Swearin' to God" features Patti Austin singing a response to Valli's praise in the bridge.[1][4] "Swearin' to God" hit number 6 on the U.S. Billboard charts[2] and also charted #31 in the UK.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Viglione, Joe. "Franki Valli: Closeup". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b Bronson, Fred (October 1, 2003). "Grease (RSO 897): Frankie Valli". The Billboard Book of Number One Hits: Updated and Expanded 5th Edition. Random House Digital. p. 488. ISBN 0823076776. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b Browne, Ray Broadus; Browne, Pat (2001). "Four Seasons, The". The Guide to United States Popular Culture. Popular Press. p. 296. ISBN 0879728213. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  4. ^ a b "CWMartin" (December 18, 2010). "Step into My Time Machine Week Thirty-Four" (blog). Tilting at Windmills. Blogspot. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1975-07-12. Retrieved 2018-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1975-07-19. Retrieved 2018-01-04. 
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 245. 
  9. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 2, 1975
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  12. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  13. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 27, 1975

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