C'mon Marianne

"C'mon Marianne" is a song composed by L. Russell Brown and Raymond Bloodworth and popularized by The Four Seasons in 1967. Produced by Bob Crewe, the single was the last Four Seasons single to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1960s, and their last Top Ten hit until "Who Loves You" in 1975.

"C'mon Marianne"
C'mon Marianne - The Four Seasons.jpg
Single by The Four Seasons
from the album New Gold Hits
B-side"Let's Ride Again"
ReleasedJune 1967
Format7" single
GenreRock
Length2:33
LabelPhilips
Songwriter(s)L. Russell Brown, Raymond Bloodworth
Producer(s)Bob Crewe
The Four Seasons singles chronology
"Beggin'"
(1967)
"C'mon Marianne"
(1967)
"Lonesome Road"
(1967)
"C'mon Marianne"
C'mon Marianne - Donny Osmond.jpg
Single by Donny Osmond
from the album Disco Train
B-side"Old Man Auctioneer"
ReleasedMay 1977
Format7" single
GenrePop, Easy Listening
LabelKolob
Songwriter(s)L. Russell Brown, Raymond Bloodworth
Producer(s)Mike Curb
Donny Osmond singles chronology
"I Have a Dream"
(1975)
"C'mon Marianne"
(1977)
"(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String"
(1977)

C"mon Marianne" hit the charts less than a month after lead singer Frankie Valli's "solo" (with Four Seasons participation) hit, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", hit #2. Originally on the New Gold Hits album, a different version of the song was distributed on promotional singles distributed to disk jockeys and released commercially, but when people did not react positively to a recording that was slower than and mixed differently from the "more familiar" LP version, the single was replaced with the album version. Ultimately, "C'mon Marianne" reached the #9 position on the Hot 100.[1]

The song sported a riff which The Doors also appropriated in their 1968 single "Touch Me".

In 1976, Donny Osmond recorded "C'mon Marianne" and it was released on his album Disco Train. The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 25 on the magazine's Easy Listening chart.[2]

Songwriter L. Russell Brown would compose (or co-compose) a string of hit records in the 1970s, including several recorded by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando.

Chart historyEdit

  • - Missing 1967 RPM issues

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 238.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 187.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1967-07-15. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  4. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 25 August 1967
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, July 29, 1967". Archived from the original on June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Singles of 1967". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  9. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 23, 1967". Archived from the original on September 30, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2019.