Dizzy (song)

1969 single by Tommy Roe

"Dizzy" is a song first recorded by Tommy Roe which became an worldwide hit single in 1969.[2] The instrument parts were made by the Los Angeles musicians known as the Wrecking Crew.

"Dizzy"
Single by Tommy Roe
from the album Dizzy
B-side"The You I Need"
Released
  • November 13, 1968 (US)
  • January 1969 (Australia)
  • March 14, 1969 (UK)
Recorded1968
GenreBubblegum pop[1]
Length2:52
LabelABC
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Barri
Tommy Roe singles chronology
"Sing Along with Me"
(1967)
"Dizzy"
(1968)
"Heather Honey"
(1969)

Partly written by Roe and Freddy Weller, "Dizzy" did very well on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for about a month in March 1969,[3] for one week on the UK Singles Chart in June 1969,[4] and was number one in Canada in March 1969.[5]

It was later remade by other music artists including Boney M, Wreckless Eric, and Billy J. Kramer. A 1991 edited version by Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff made it to number one in the UK Singles Chart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fuhr, Michael (2015). Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea: Sounding Out K-Pop, Routledge. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  2. Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew. St. Martin’s Griffin. pp. 261–263. ISBN 978-1-250-03046-7.
  3. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p5296 Allmusic.com - Charts & Awards]
  4. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 467. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. "30 Years of Oldies Canadian Chart Listings from 1957 to 1986". Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved December 12, 2008.