There! I've Said It Again

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"There I've Said It Again"
Single by Bobby Vinton
from the album There! I've Said It Again
B-side "The Girl With The Bow In Her Hair"
Released November 7, 1963
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Genre Pop
Length 2:23
Label Epic 5-9638
Writer(s) Redd Evans, David Mann
Producer(s) Bob Morgan

"There! I've Said It Again" is a popular song written by Redd Evans and David Mann popularized originally by Vaughn Monroe in 1945,[1] and then again in late 1963 and early 1964 by Bobby Vinton.

Vinton's version topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 4, 1964 and remained there for four weeks. It was the first #1 song of 1964. The song is significant because it marks a sort of dividing line between the "innocent years" of the Rock and Roll era, and the modern rock period - more specifically, it was the last song to reach number one on the Hot 100 before "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles topped the chart, an event that would change the direction of popular music. Ironically, Vinton would be one of only a few artists to continue chart success after the advent of Beatlemania.[2] The song also spent five weeks atop the easy listening chart.[3] It was Vinton's third number-one song on both charts, following "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and "Blue Velvet".

Al Hirt released a version on his 1965 album, They're Playing Our Song.[4]

A cover by Mickey Gilley peaked at number 53 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1989.[5]

The Beatles themselves voted this song a "miss" on the British TV show Juke Box Jury on 7th December 1963, little realising that they would displace it from number one in the United States, and indeed it would only peak at number 34 on the Record Retailer chart in the UK, and failed to make the Top 20 charts more widely recognised at the time.[6]


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 1, side B.
  2. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 142. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 250. 
  4. ^ Al Hirt, They're Playing Our Song Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 
  6. ^ British Hit Singles, numerous editions from 1977 onwards
Preceded by
"Dominique" by The Singing Nun
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Bobby Vinton version)
January 4, 1964 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles
Preceded by
"Dominique" by The Singing Nun
"Billboard" Middle-Road number-one single by
Bobby Vinton

January 4, 1964
(five weeks)
Succeeded by
"For You" by Rick Nelson