Tracy (The Cuff Links song)

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"Tracy"
Tracy - The Cuff Links.jpg
Single by The Cuff Links
from the album Tracy
B-side"Where Do You Go?"
Released1969
FormatVinyl, 7", 45 RPM
GenreBubblegum pop[1]
Length2:05
LabelDecca Records
Songwriter(s)Lee Pockriss & Paul Vance
Producer(s)Lee Pockriss & Paul Vance
The Cuff Links singles chronology
"Tracy"
(1969)
"When Julie Comes Around"
(1969)

"Tracy" is a song written by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance, the title track of their debut LP. The single was released in 1969 by The Cuff Links and featured Ron Dante on vocals.[2][3] Dante recalled recording the vocals for "Tracy" stating, "I put on a lead voice, doubled it a few times, and then put about 16, 18 backgrounds."[1]

The song spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 9,[4] while reaching No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart,[5] No. 4 on Record World's "100 Top Pops",[6] No. 5 on the Cash Box Top 100,[7] No. 1 on Canada's RPM 100,[8] No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart,[9] No. 4 on New Zealand's NZ Listener chart,[10][11] and No. 9 on Australia's Go-Set chart.[12]

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cooper, Kim; Smay, David (2001). Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Feral House. p. 61.
  2. ^ Tracy - By: The Cuff Links, MusicVF.com. Accessed September 17, 2015
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1987). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 3rd edition, Billboard Publications, Inc.. p. 83.
  4. ^ Hot 100 - The Cuff Links Tracy Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Adult Contemporary - The Cuff Links Tracy Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "100 Top Pops", Record World, November 15, 1969. p. 33. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Cash Box Top 100, Cash Box, November 8, 1969. p. 4. Accessed July 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "RPM 100", RPM Weekly, November 8, 1969. p. 7. Accessed September 17, 2015
  9. ^ Cuff Links - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Billboard Hits of the World", Billboard, March 14, 1970. p. 61. Accessed December 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "NZ Listener charts", Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed September 19, 2015
  12. ^ Ed Nimmervoll, "GO-SET National Top 40", December 20, 1969. Accessed September 17, 2015
  13. ^ The Cuff Links - Tracy, Ultratop. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Adult", RPM, November 22, 1969. Accessed September 17, 2015
  15. ^ "Hits of the World", Billboard, December 20, 1969. p. 73. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  16. ^ NZ Listener chart summary, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed August 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "Record World Top Non-Rock", Record World, November 15, 1969. p. 14. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "RPM's 100 Hits of 1969". RPM. Vol. 12 no. 20–21. January 10, 1970. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  20. ^ a b "Top Records of 1969 (Based on Billboard Charts)", Billboard, December 27, 1969. pp. 16-17. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Chart Hits of 1969", Cash Box, December 27, 1969. p. 22. Retrieved April 1, 2018.

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