I'm Coming Home

Album: The Best of Tom Jones (1967)
Charted: 2 57
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Les Reed. The songwriter recalled Jones' vocal in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "When I recorded it in the studio, he insisted on singing amongst the strings, which is very hard for the engineer but he gave such a performance on that first take that all the musicians had tears in their eyes."

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 28th 1968, Tom Jones appeared on the BBC-TV program 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'...
    As the time his "I'm Coming Home" was at #20 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart; and six weeks earlier on December 17th it had peaked at #2* on the UK Singles chart...
    Across the pond in the U.S.A.; the song was in its second of two weeks at #57, and this was also its fifth and last week on the Top 100....
    Appearing on the same TV program was the American super trio, the Supremes...
    * The week "I'm Coming Home" was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Hello Goodbye" by the Beatles.
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