It's Not Unusual

Album: Along Came Jones (1965)
Charted: 1 10
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  • It's not unusual to be loved by anyone
    It's not unusual to have fun with anyone
    But when I see you hanging about with anyone
    It's not unusual to see me cry,

    Oh I want to' die
    It's not unusual to go out at any time
    But when I see you out and about it's such a crime
    If you should ever want to be loved by anyone,

    It's not unusual it happens every day no matter what you say
    You find it happens all the time
    Love will never do what you want it to
    Why can't this crazy love be mine

    It's not unusual, to be mad with anyone
    It's not unusual, to be sad with anyone
    But if I ever find that you've changed at anytime
    It's not unusual to find out that I'm in love with you


Comments: 18

  • Bords from Mactan, Lapu-lapu CityIt's not a unicorn, It's an elephant!
    -John Lennon mocking Tom Jones
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer:
    Tom Jones' wife of 59 years, Melinda 'Linda' Rose, died Sunday (April 10th, 2016) in a Los Angeles hospital after a 'short but fierce' battle with cancer, she was 75...
    Tom had cancelled his Asian tour on April 2 to be by her side (though his management denied at the time that she was the reason). The two were married in Wales when they were both 16. Their son serves now as Tom's manager...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 3rd 1965, Tom Jones performed "With These Hands" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    At the time the song was in its second of two weeks at #27 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and that was also its peak position on the chart...
    It made the Top 10 in Canada, when a day later on October 4th it peaked at #5 on the RPM Singles chart...
    During the year of 1965 Mr. Jones appeared on the 'Sullivan' show on four different occasions; first on May 2nd {"It's Not Unusual"}, then June 13th {"It's Not Unusual" again & "Watcha Gonna Do?}, this one, and finally on December 5th {"Thunderball"}.
  • Eric from MnI saw Jimmy Page play lead guitar in this song with Jones on a show recorded live in the UK (?) back in the 60's . Jones had a good show but after watching Page play you were saying Tom Who??? The performance keeps getting pulled from the net but I was lucky enough to see it live. I wish I could post it for all of you.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 13th 1965, Tom Jones performed "It's Not Unusual" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    (See the next two posts below)...
    Info for all three posts were from
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 2nd 1965, Tom Jones performed "It's Not Unusual" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    And on the same 'Sullivan' show the Rolling Stones performed "The Last Time"...
    "It's Not Unusual" peaked at #1 in the United Kingdom on March 11th, 1963; and after one week in the top spot it was "The Last Time" that replaced it at #1, the Stones remained there for four weeks...
    R.I.P. Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Sir Thomas, born Thomas Jones Woodward, will celebrate his 74th birthday next month on June 7th, 2014.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 21st 1968, Tom Jones performed "It's Not Unusual" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Three years earlier on April 4th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on May 23rd it peaked at #10 (for 2 weeks) and it spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on March 11th, 1965 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on the United Kingdom's Singles chart and it peaked at #5 in Canada...
    It was his debut record on the Top 100; and the week it peaked at #10 his second charted record, "Little Lonely One", entered the Top 100 at position #89...
    R.I.P. Mr. Sullivan (1901 - 1974) and Mr. Jones, born Thomas Jones Woodward, will celebrate his 74th birthday in less than two months on June 7th.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhMy mom was a big Tom Jones fan. We watched his TV show, "This is Tom Jones". We had the 45 of this single. This is a great song, fun to sing along with and lyrics many can relate to: "love will never do, what you want it to...why can't this crazy love be mine?" ...Whoa-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh! The sentiment expressed seems to be a guy who, tho somewhat frustrated with love, seems to be taking it all in stride, as the tune is upbeat. The instruments in the background do a great job highlighting the emotional content of the song.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiTom was Carlton's Guardian Angel,and what it would be like if Carlton wasn't even born,Hilary does her hair and Ashley Dances,and the dad paints.Carlton sung it's not unusual. Johnny bravo,on the episode The Boy who cried,"Clown" Bunny Bravo was dreaming about her and Tom Jones in a jacuzzi in an airplane.
  • Paul from London, United KingdomWhilst this song was indeed written for Sandie Shaw in mind, it was Tom who sang on the 'demo' which was rejected by her manager, Eve Taylor.

    After that, it was rejected by Frankie Vaughan, before Tom re-recorded the hit version we know today.

    Originally, the BBC wouldn't play it, claiming it was 'too raunchy', so it was left to the 'Pirate' radio stations to eventually make the record a success.
  • Nunzio from Darwin, AustraliaTom Jones once recorded a Coca-cola jingle using this song. It's on the Things Go Better With Coke CD
  • Ross from Brainard, NeThis song is used several times in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It usually is played as Carlton dances to it like an idiot in a humorous manner.
  • Bones from New Plymouth, New ZealandMr Burns kidnapped him
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnI remember the Simpsons episode with Tom Jones. Mr. Burns was in love with Marge so he sent Tom to sing to her.
  • Anthony from Las Palmas, SpainYes,Marlon.
    Jimmy Page played the guitar and Chris Slade(ac/dc/,etc) played the Drums.Around that time they were studio players.
  • Marlon from Nyc, NyI think i heard somewhere Jimmy Page played guitar on this.
  • Enrique from Lima, PeruThis song also appears in the movie "MARS ATTACKS" in a funny scene where some of the musicians and singers are replaced by martians.
  • Stephen from Brisbane, AustraliaThis song was used when Tom Jones was in an episode of the Simpsons.
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