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Music Appreciation

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:08 AM Jul 2020

Working My Way Back to You -- The Four Seasons -vs- The Spinners [View all]

"Working My Way Back to You" is a song made popular by The Four Seasons in 1966 and The Spinners in 1980.

Written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, the song was originally recorded by The Four Seasons in 1966, reaching No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In the UK Top 50 chart it spent three weeks - all at No. 50. It is the only hit to feature the group's arranger Charles Calello in the temporary role of bassist/bass vocalist, having replaced original member Nick Massi.

In 1979 American soul and R&B group The Spinners recorded a medley of "Working My Way Back to You" and Michael Zager's "Forgive Me Girl," topping the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in April 1980.[3] On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the medley (released in December 1979 in the U.S.) peaked at the No. 2 position in March and April 1980 for two weeks, behind "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd. The Spinners version also made it to No. 6 on the Soul Singles chart[4] and No. 8 on the disco/dance chart.[5] The version of the Spinners was taken up in French by the French Canadian singer Jean Nichol under the title "Je veux te retrouver (I want to find you)"[6]. https://tinyurl.com/yyp7fckw

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