Rumors (Timex Social Club song)

"Rumors" is a 1986 song by San Francisco Bay Area-based music group Timex Social Club, from their debut album Vicious Rumors. It was a hit in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 in the UK, in addition to topping the US R&B and dance charts.[2] It was parodied as "Roaches" by Bobby Jimmy and the Critters, also released in 1986.[3]

"Rumors"
Single by Timex Social Club
from the album Vicious Rumors
Released1986
Format
Recorded1986
GenrePost-disco[1]
Length
  • 5:47 (full-length album version)
  • 4:53 (original single version)
LabelJay
Songwriter(s)Timex Social Club
Producer(s)
Timex Social Club singles chronology
"Mixed Up World"
(1986)
"Rumors"
(1986)
"Thinkin' About You"
(1986)

Charts

Chart (1986–1987) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 15
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 10
Italy (FIMI)[9] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 8
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[2] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[2] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[2] 1
US Cash Box[15] 8

See also

References

  1. "Like, Omigod! It's the '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)". One Hit Wonder Center. Retrieved May 23, 2014. There are also tracks to represent the rise of post-disco club/dance trend, such as Laid Back's "White Horse", New Edition's "Cool It Now", and Timex Social Club's " Rumors".
  2. "Timex Social Club – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  3. "Bobby Jimmy and the Critters". West Coast Pioneers. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  4. "Austriancharts.at – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  5. "Ultratop.be – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  6. "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0734." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  7. "Offiziellecharts.de – Timex Social Club – Rumors". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  8. "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Rumors". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  9. "Indice per Interprete: T" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  10. "Nederlandse Top 40 – Timex Social Club - Rumors" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  11. "Dutchcharts.nl – Timex Social Club – Rumors" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  12. "Charts.nz – Timex Social Club – Rumors". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  13. "Swisscharts.com – Timex Social Club – Rumors". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  14. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  15. "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending AUGUST 23, 1986". Cash Box. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012.
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