Jimmy Mack

Album: Watchout! (1966)
Charted: 21 10
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  • Jimmy Mack Jimmy
    Oh, Jimmy Mack when are you comin' back
    Jimmy Mack Jimmy,
    Oh, Jimmy Mack when are you comin' back

    My arms are missing you,
    My lips feel the same way too
    I tried so hard to be true, like I promised to do
    But this guy keeps comin' around
    He's tryin' to wear my resistance down

    Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy
    Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin' back
    Jimmy, Jimmy, oh, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back

    Now he calls me on the phone about three times a day
    Now my heart doesn't listen to, what he has to say
    But this loneliness I have within
    Reaching out to be his friend

    Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy
    Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin' back
    Jimmy, Jimmy, oh, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back
    I just need your loving, need your loving, yeah, yeah

    I wanna say I'm not getting any stronger
    I can't hold out very much longer
    Trying hard, to be true
    But Jimmy, he talks just as sweet as you

    Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy
    Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin' back
    Jimmy, can't you hear me, Jimmy
    Oh, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back
    I just need your loving, need your loving
    Hey, oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you coming back
    Hey, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back
    Oh, I'm not getting any stronger, I can't hold out very much longer Writer/s: Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Anonymous from Cambridge Ukwritten by HDH after attending Mack's funeral ( He's So Fine writer)..released delayed several years.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 15, 1967, Martha and the Vandellas performed "Jimmy Mack" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was in it's first of three weeks at #10 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, that would also be it's peak position on the chart, and it spent a total of fourteen weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1963 and 1972 the trio had twenty-five records on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, ten made the Top 10 with two* reaching #1, "Heat Wave" for 4 weeks in September of 1963 and the above "Jimmy Mack" for 1 week in May of 1967...
    Martha Rose Reeves will celebrate her 77th birthday in three months on July 18th {2018}...
    *They just missed having a third #1 record when their "I'm Ready for Love" peaked at #2 {for 1 week} in December of 1966, the week it was at #2, it was fellow Motown act, The Supremes, that were at #1 with their "You Keep Me Hangin' On".
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaJust finished a book written by Berry's second wife. According to the book, Berry put this on hold because he was busy with Diana Ross. This did not sit well with Martha, obviously.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaStill my fav Vandellas tune. My first crush was a kid named Jimmy.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 15th 1967, Martha and the Vandellas performed "Jimmy Mack" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    (See the next post below concerning chart info).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 19th 1967, "Jimmy Mack" by Martha and the Vandellas entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; and on April 9th it peaked at #10 (for 3 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on May 7th, 1967 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's R&B Singles; the record that preceded it at #1 was "I Never Loved A Man" by Aretha Franklin, and it was succeeded at #1 by Aretha Franklin with "Respect"...
    It was the groups' sixth and last Top 10 record on the Top 100; started with "Heat Wave" (#4 in 1963), "Quicksand" (#8 in 1964), "Dancing in the Street" (#2 in 1964), "Nowhere To Run" (#8 in 1965), "I'm Ready For Love" (#9 in 1966), and finally this one.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe group's first 15 releases, including "Jimmy Mack", used the name 'Martha and The Vandellas'.
    In late 1967 "Honey Chile" was released under the name 'Martha Reeves and The Vandellas' {"Honey Chile" just missed making the Top 10, it peaked at #11!!!}
  • John from Nashville, TnMartha Reeves claimed that she met six guys named Jimmy Mack after this song was recorded.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlThe single release for this song is quite different than the album cut- on the single release, there is a slight drum intro, and on the album cut, there is not.
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