I'm Your Puppet

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"I'm Your Puppet"
I'm Your Puppet - James & Bobby Purify.jpg
Single by James & Bobby Purify
from the album James & Bobby Purify
B-side"So Many Reasons"
ReleasedSeptember 1966
GenreR&B
Length2:59
LabelBell
Songwriter(s)Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham
Producer(s)Papa Don Enterprises
James & Bobby Purify singles chronology
"I'm Your Puppet"
(1966)
"Wish You Didn't Have to Go"
(1967)

"I'm Your Puppet" is a song written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham; the best known version is the one recorded by James & Bobby Purify which reached #5 on the US R&B chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.[1] The single was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1967. The song was featured on their 1967 album, James & Bobby Purify.[2]

The duo released a re-recorded version as a single in 1976 which reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart and #20 in New Zealand.[3] In Canada, it reached #4.[4]

Papa Don Enterprises produced the song, and it was arranged by Penn and Don Schroeder.[5]

The single ranked #46 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966.[6]

Chart history[edit]

Other charting versions[edit]

  • Cam-Pact released a version of the song as the B-side to their 1968 single "Drawing Room".[10] Their version charted regionally in Australia, reaching #17 in Melbourne and #26 in Brisbane.[8]
  • Dianne Leigh released a version of the song as a single in 1970 which reached #32 on the Canadian country chart.[11]
  • Dionne Warwick released a version of the song as a single in 1972 which reached #113 on the US pop chart.[12] It was featured on her 1969 album, Soulful.
  • Mickey Gilley released a version of the song as a single in 1988 which reached #49 on the US country chart.[13]

Other versions[edit]

Sampled versions[edit]

In media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James & Bobby Purify, "I'm Your Puppet" 1966 Chart Positions". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "James & Bobby Purify, James & Bobby Purify". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "James & Bobby Purify, "I'm Your Puppet" 1976 Chart Position". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 18 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "James & Bobby Purify, "I'm Your Puppet" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Friday on My Mind". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "I'm Your Puppet - CAM-PACT (1968) - Pop Archives - Sources of Australian Pop Records from the 50s, 60s and 70s". Poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 18 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966". Retrieved January 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Cam-Pact, "Drawing Room" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Dianne Leigh, "I'm Your Puppet" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Dionne Warwick, "I'm Your Puppet" Chart Position". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Mickey Gilley, "I'm Your Puppet" Chart Position". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Dan Penn, "I'm Your Puppet" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Sam & Dave, Double Dynamite". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Sandy Posey, "Don't Touch Me" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band, Different Strokes". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Dandy Livingstone, "I'm Your Puppet" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, "California Soul" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Donny Osmond, The Donny Osmond Album". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Mel and Tim, Starting All Over Again". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Foster Sylvers, Foster Sylvers". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Jimmy London, "I'm Your Puppet" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Derrick Harriott, Acid Rock". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Haywoode, "I'm Your Puppet" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks, Boat to Progress! The Original Pantomine Vocal Collection 1970-74". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Elton John and Paul Young, Duets". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "Helen Watson, Doffing". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  29. ^ "Yo La Tengo, "Mr. Tough" Single Release". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ "American Music Club, Atwater Afternoon". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  31. ^ "Joe Pernice, It Feels So Good When I Stop". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. ^ "Cliff Richard, Soulicious". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  33. ^ "Grand Daddy I.U., Smooth Assassin". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  34. ^ "Hi-C, "I'm Not Your Puppet" Chart Position". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  35. ^ "Bobby Womack, Meet the Parents soundtrack". Retrieved January 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)