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There’s Something On Your Mind (Part 2) Bobby Marchan (1960)

There’s Something On Your Mind (Part 2) was Bobby Marchan’s most successful release. The novelty song hit #1 on the R&B chart on July 11, 1960, unseating A Rockin Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love), a duet by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton. Don’t feel bad, it took the top spot back the next week. There’s Something on Your Mind (Part 2) hit #31 on the Hot 100.

Marchan’s version started out as a 1957 recording by Big Jay McNeely called There is Something On Your Mind. This version hit #42 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B chart. McNeely is credited as the song’s writer, but he purchased the song from John “Sonny” Harris, vocalist from the Rivingtons. Harris had lifted most of the song from the Highway QCs song Something on My Mind.

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