EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Good Timin’ – Jimmy Jones

What was the number one song in the UK on 7th July 1960?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

American singer, Jimmy Jones, was number one for 3 weeks with Good Timin’.

This catchy tune showcases Jimmy’s vocal range perfectly. At times, it might almost sound he’s squawking, but I quite like it anyway. It’s another optimistic love song with orchestral accompaniment and backing vocals, making it the perfect 1960s pop song about love.

Wikipedia

“Good Timin'” was a number-one single in the UK Singles Chart during 1960, written by Fred Tobias and Clint Ballard Jr., and performed by Jimmy Jones. In the U.S., the follow-up to “Handy Man” went to number three on Billboard Hot 100 chart and number eight on the R&B chart. The song extrapolates the historical encounters between David and Goliath and between Columbus and Isabella as reason enough for a boy to meet a girl.

Lyrics

“Oh, you need timin’ a tick a tick a tick a
Good timin’ a tock a tock a tock a tock a
Timin’ is the thing it’s true
Good timin’ brought me to you
If little, little David hadn’t grabbed that stone
Lyin’ there on the ground
Big Goliath might’ve stomped on him
Instead of the other way
But he had
Timin’ a tick a tick a tick a
Good timin’ a tock a tock a tock a tock a
Timin’ is the thing it’s true
Good timin’ brought me to you
Who in the world would’ve ever known
What Columbus could do
If Queen Isabella hadn’t hocked her jewels in 1492
But she had
Timin’ a tick a tick a tick a
Good timin’ a tock a tock a tock a tock a
Timin’ is the thing it’s true
Good timin’ brought me to you
What would’ve happened if you and I
Hadn’t just happened to meet
We might’ve spent the rest of our lives
Walkin’ down misery street
But we had
Timin’ a tick a tick a tick a
Good timin’ a tock a tock a tock a tock a
Timin’ is the thing it’s true
Good timin’ brought me to you
Yeah, we had timin’, woah, woah, woah good timin’
Yeah, yay, yay, yay timin’ is the thing it’s true
Good timin’ brought me to you
Yeah, we had timin’, woah, woah, woah good timin’
Yeah, yay, yay, yay timin’ is the thing it’s true
Good timin’ brought me to you”

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