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Sweet Pea (song)

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"Sweet Pea"
Single by Tommy Roe
from the album Sweet Pea
B-side"Much More Love"
GenreBubblegum pop
LabelABC Records 10762
Songwriter(s)Tommy Roe
Producer(s)Gary S. Paxton
Tommy Roe singles chronology
"Doesn't Anybody Know My Name (Two-Ten, Six-Eighteen)"
"Sweet Pea"
"Hooray for Hazel"

"Sweet Pea" is a bubblegum pop song written and performed by Tommy Roe. It was produced by Gary S. Paxton.[1] and featured on his 1966 album, Sweet Pea.[2] In the lyrics, the singer spots a girl at a dance whom her friends call "Sweet Pea." There's no explanation of how she got this nickname. After dancing with her, he suggests they go for a walk where he tells her he loves her and wants her to be his girl.[3]

Chart performance


The song reached number 1 in Canada,[4] number 1 in New Zealand, number 7 in Australia,[5] and number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.[6] It ranked number 44 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1966.[7]

Other versions


In media

  • Samantha Morton performs a frenetic dance to the tune in the 1999 film Jesus' Son.[13]
  • The song is also played in the background in two episodes of the Hulu drama mini series, The Girl from Plainville (2022).


  1. ^ Tommy Roe, "Sweet Pea" single release Retrieved July 16, 2014
  2. ^ Tommy Roe, Sweet Pea Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  3. ^ YouTube.com "Sweet Pea by Tommy Roe" Retrieved Feb. 5, 2024
  4. ^ Tommy Roe, "Sweet Pea" Canadian Chart Position Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - Chart Positions Pre 1989 Part 4 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Tommy Roe, "Sweet Pea" Billboard Chart Position Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1966". Archived from the original on June 18, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  8. ^ The Ventures, Wild Things! Discogs.com, Retrieved May 29, 2015
  9. ^ Roger Williams, "Sweet Pea" single release, 45cat.com, Retrieved July 16, 2014
  10. ^ Friar Tuck, "Sweet Pea" single release, 45cat.com, Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  11. ^ Manfred Mann, "Sweet Pea" Chart Position Musicvf.com, Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  12. ^ Donald Lautrec, "Sweet Pea" single release Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  13. ^ Jesus' Son "Sweet Pea" clip Retrieved May 15, 2015.