Woman, Woman

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"Woman, Woman"
Woman Woman - 45rpm cover.jpg
1968 45rpm dust cover
Single by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
from the album Woman, Woman
B-side "Don't Make Promises"
Released October, 1967 (Debuted on the Hot 100 the week ending November 11, 1967)
Recorded August 1967
Genre Pop
Length 3:17
Label Columbia 44297
Songwriter(s) Jim Glaser, Jimmy Payne
Producer(s) Jerry Fuller
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap singles chronology
"Woman, Woman"
(1967)
"Young Girl"
(1968)
"Woman, Woman"
(1967)
"Young Girl"
(1968)

"Woman, Woman" is a hit song written by Jim Glaser and Jimmy Payne, recorded by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap using session musicians from The Wrecking Crew[1] for their 1968 debut album, Woman, Woman.[2] Like most of the band's hits, it is a ballad centered around Gary Puckett's soulful vocals. The lyrics are from the perspective of a man who senses that his wife is dissatisfied with him sexually, and fears that she is going to start "cheating" on him. The song went to number 3 in Cash Box and number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1968.[3]

The band recorded the song in August 1967.[4] This was the group's debut single. It was certified as a million-selling Gold disc in February 1968.[5] The B-side was a cover of the Tim Hardin song "Don't Make Promises".

An international success, the song went to number 1 in Canada in 1967 and also reached number 7 in Australia.[6]

The song was reissued in 1974 as the B-side to "Young Girl". It went to number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.[7]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Richard Barnes released a version of the song as a single in the UK in 1968, but it did not chart.[8]
  • Glen Campbell released a cover version of the song on his 1968 album, Hey, Little One.[9]
  • Jim Glaser, who co-wrote the song, released it as a single in 1975, taking it to number 43 on the Hot Country Singles chart. It later appeared on his 1983 album, The Man in the Mirror.[10]
  • Lloyd Green released a cover version of the song on his 1968 album, Mr. Nashville Sound.[11]
  • Ted Heath
  • The Lettermen released a cover version of the song on their 1968 album, Put Your Head on My Shoulder.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew. St. Martin’s Griffin. pp. 261–263. ISBN 978-1-250-03046-7. 
  2. ^ Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Woman, Woman Retrieved September 27, 2011
  3. ^ Gary Puckett & The Union Gap's charting singles Retrieved September 27, 2011
  4. ^ Band entry at Allmusic.com. Accessed September 27, 2011
  5. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 232. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  6. ^ Gary Puckett & The Union Gap's song chart entries Retrieved September 27, 2011
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 442. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ Richard Barnes, "Woman, Woman" single release Retrieved June 24, 2015
  9. ^ Glen Clampbell, Hey, Little One Retrieved September 27, 2011
  10. ^ Jim Glaser, Man in the Mirror Retrieved September 27, 2011
  11. ^ Lloyd Green, Mr. Nashville Sound Retrieved September 27, 2011
  12. ^ The Lettermen, Put Your Head on My Shoulder Retrieved September 27, 2011

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