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
Bobby Vinton singles chronology
"Blue Velvet"
(1963)
"There! I've Said It Again"
(1963)
"My Heart Belongs to Only You"
(1964)

"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 was the final number one song on the Hot 100 prior to the Beatles. The song charted at #1 on January 4, 1964 for four weeks.

1945 versions[edit]

Vaughn Monroe's version of "There! I've Said It Again" reached No. 1 on Billboard's chart of "Records Most-Played on the Air",[2] while reaching No. 2 on Billboard's charts of "Best-Selling Popular Retail Records" and "Most-Played Juke Box Records".[3][4]

Jimmy Dorsey released a version of "There! I've Said It Again" in 1945, which reached No. 8 on Billboard's chart of "Records Most-Played on the Air"[5] and No. 12 on Billboard's chart of "Most-Played Juke Box Records".[6] A version was also released by The Modernaires with Paula Kelly in 1945, which was a hit that year.[7]

Bobby Vinton version[edit]

Bobby Vinton released the most widely successful version of "There! I've Said It Again" in 1963.[8] Vinton's version topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 4, 1964 and remained there for four weeks.[9][10] It was the first No. 1 song of 1964, and spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[9] The song also spent five weeks atop the Billboard Middle-Road Singles chart.[11][12] It was Vinton's third number-one song on both charts, following "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and "Blue Velvet".[9][13] Vinton's version also reached No. 1 on New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade",[14] No. 5 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade,[15] and spent 10 weeks on the United Kingdom's Record Retailer chart, reaching No. 34.[16]

Other versions[edit]

Sam Cooke released a version of the song in 1959, which reached No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 25 on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides chart.[17]

Al Saxon released a version of the song in 1961, which reached No. 48 on the United Kingdom's Record Retailer chart.[18]

Al Hirt released a version on his 1965 album, They're Playing Our Song.[19]

A cover by Mickey Gilley peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1989.[20]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Records Most-Played on the Air", Billboard, May 26, 1945. p. 23
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Popular Retail Records", Billboard, June 16, 1945. p. 24
  4. ^ "Most-Played Juke Box Records", Billboard, June 30, 1945. p. 25
  5. ^ "Records Most-Played on the Air", Billboard, July 14, 1945. p. 21
  6. ^ "Most-Played Juke Box Records", Billboard, June 23, 1945. p. 25
  7. ^ "Records Most-Played on the Air", Billboard, July 21, 1945. p. 21
  8. ^ "Epic Making Small Chunk of Its History", Billboard, November 23, 1963. p. 4. Accessed October 13, 2015
  9. ^ a b c Bobby Vinton - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed October 13, 2015
  10. ^ Joel Whitburn, "The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits", Billboard Publications, Inc., 1987. p. 316
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 250. 
  12. ^ "Middle-Road Singles", Billboard, January 25, 1964. p. 60. Accessed October 13, 2015
  13. ^ Bobby Vinton - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed October 13, 2015
  14. ^ "Lever Hit Parade" 06-Feb-1964, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed October 13, 2015
  15. ^ "CHUM Hit Parade", CHUM, Week of January 13, 1964
  16. ^ Bobby Vinton - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed October 13, 2015
  17. ^ There, I've Said It Again - By: Sam Cooke, MusicVF.com. Accessed October 13, 2015
  18. ^ Al Saxon - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed October 13, 2015
  19. ^ Al Hirt, They're Playing Our Song Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  20. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 
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