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Encyclopedia > Betcha by Golly Wow!
"Betcha By Golly Wow"
No cover available
Single by The Stylistics
from the album The Stylistics
Released 1971
Genre R&B
Label Amherst Records
Chart positions

Number 3 U.S.; Number 13 UK Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Stylistics was one of the most well-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... The Stylistics is a 1971 album by The Stylistics. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz and blues. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ...

"Betcha by Golly Wow!"
"Betcha by Golly Wow!" cover
UK CD single
Single by Prince
from the album Emancipation
B-side(s) "Right Back Here In My Arms"
Released 13 November 1996
Format Cassette single
CD single
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, 1995
Genre Pop, Ballad
Length 3:30
Label NPG Records/EMI
Writer(s) Linda Creed, Thom Bell
Producer(s) Prince
Chart positions
  • #10 R&B Airplay
  • #32 US Hot 100 Airplay
  • #11 UK
Prince singles chronology
"Gold"
(1995)
"NYC Live"
(1997)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Dinner with Delores"
(1996)
"Betcha by Golly Wow!"
(1996)
"The Holy River"
(1997)

"Betcha by Golly Wow!" is a song written by Linda Creed and Thom Bell in 1970. It was one of the biggest hits by The Stylistics and released one year after. It made number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and on the UK Singles Chart in 1972 and number thirteen that same year. Image File history File links O(+> Betcha By Golly Wow single 1996 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Emancipation is a 1996 triple-CD album by (formerly known as Prince). ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Insert from the Winter cassette single by Tori Amos The cassette single was a music recording format that debuted in the 80s. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Paisley Park Studios is a studio and multimedia company run by rock/rhythm and Blues artist Prince. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... NPG Records is the record label formed by Prince in 1993 to release his music after Paisley Park Records was shut down by Warner Brothers Records. ... The EMI Group is a music company comprising the major record label, EMI Music, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Linda Creed (1949 - 1986) was a songwriter who teamed up with Thom Bell to produce some of the most successful Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... Thom Bell was the record producer behind much of the Philadelphia soul subgenre of soul music in the 1970s. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Gold is a song by Prince from his 1995 album The Gold Experience. ... NYC Live is the name of a single released by Prince in 1997. ... Dinner with Delores is a song by (formerly known as Prince) from his 1996 album Chaos and Disorder. ... The Holy River is a song from s (formerly known as Prince) 1996 album Emancipation. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... Linda Creed (1949 - 1986) was a songwriter who teamed up with Thom Bell to produce some of the most successful Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... Thom Bell was the record producer behind much of the Philadelphia soul subgenre of soul music in the 1970s. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Stylistics was one of the most well-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


At first, the song was recoverd in 1970 by the trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's album The Best of Freddie Hubbard. But the composition scored a hit when it was released by The Stylistics in 1971, in their first album (The Stylistics) of this Philadelphia soul group. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Frederick Dewayne Hubbard (born April 7, 1938) is an American jazz trumpeter. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Stylistics is a 1971 album by The Stylistics. ...


Norman Connors, Errol Dunkley, Dionne Warwick and Aaron Neville have also covered the song. Errol Dunkley was a Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1951. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Aaron Neville Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ...


Prince version

Another version was released from Prince's (then known as Image:prince symbol.svg) 1996 album Emancipation. Image:prince symbol.svg had stated that he always wanted to release a cover version but his record company, Warner Bros. had not been permitted it. The CD single was released in two formats in the UK, one with a picture sleeve and one with an orange cardboard sleeve that included a picture disc and a mini-poster. The song was also issued on cassette. All versions of the single had "Right Back Here In My Arms" as the B-side. Both tracks were the album version. The track was not released as a single in the U.S. yet a music video was produced. It charted fairly well in the U.S., based on airplay figures and almost made the top ten in the UK. This article is becoming very long. ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... Emancipation is a 1996 triple-CD album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... Warner Bros. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Usual types of gramophone record (phonograph record in U.S. English) are discussed in the main article. ... 1942 US government war poster. ... Typical 60-minute Compact Cassette. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ...


See also

Thom Bell was the record producer behind much of the Philadelphia soul subgenre of soul music in the 1970s. ... Linda Creed (1949 - 1986) was a songwriter who teamed up with Thom Bell to produce some of the most successful Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... The Stylistics was one of the most well-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

External links


Prince
Studio albums
For You | Prince | Dirty Mind | Controversy | 1999 | Purple Rain | Around the World in a Day
Sign “☮” the Times | Lovesexy | Diamonds and Pearls | Image:Prince symbol.svg (Love Symbol)
Come | The Black Album | The Gold Experience | Chaos and Disorder | Emancipation | The Truth
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic | The Rainbow Children | One Nite Alone... | Musicology | 3121
Soundtracks
Purple Rain | Parade | Batman | Graffiti Bridge | Girl 6
Live albums
One Nite Alone... Live!
Instrumental albums
Kamasutra | Xpectation | N.E.W.S
Internet albums
Xpectation | The Chocolate Invasion | The Slaughterhouse
Hits collections and compilations
The Hits/The B-Sides | Crystal Ball | The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale | The Very Best of Prince | Ultimate
EPs
The Beautiful Experience | 1999: The New Master
Films
Purple Rain | Under the Cherry Moon | Sign “☮” the Times | Graffiti Bridge
Related articles
The Revolution | New Power Generation | The Time | Madhouse | Vanity 6 | Apollonia 6 | Mazarati | Unreleased Prince projects
Top 10 singles (U.S. Hot 100)
"Little Red Corvette" | "Delirious" | "When Doves Cry" | "Let's Go Crazy" | "Purple Rain"
"I Would Die 4 U" | "Raspberry Beret" | "Pop Life" | "Kiss" | "Sign “☮” the Times" | "U Got the Look"
"I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" | "Alphabet St." | "Batdance" | "Thieves In the Temple"
"Cream" | "Diamonds and Pearls" | "7" | "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
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This article is becoming very long. ... For You is Princes debut album, released on April 7, 1978, when the artist was 20 years old, and bearing the classic tag, Written, composed, performed, and recorded by Prince. It is generally regarded as a promising but somewhat insubstantial early effort. ... Prince is the second album by Prince, released in 1979. ... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 8, 1980. ... Controversy is Princes 4th album, released in 1981. ... 1999 is Princes fifth album, released in October 1982. ... Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) was a 1984 album by Prince and The Revolution. ... Around The World In A Day was Princes 1985 follow-up to Purple Rain. ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This 1988 album is widely considered to be one of the best works of Prince. ... Diamonds and Pearls was Princes eleventh album, which was released in 1991. ... Image File history File links Prince_symbol. ... The correct title of this article is . This articles title contains characters or symbols not found in Unicode. ... Come was an album Prince was obligated to make after he changed his name to O(+>. It is an interesting look inside of Princes mind and one of his most sensual and dark albums. ... The Black Album is a Prince record that was originally planned for November of 1987 as the follow-up to Sign O the Times. ... The Gold Experience is a (formerly known as Prince) album released in 1995. ... Chaos and Disorder is a 1996 album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Emancipation is a 1996 triple-CD album by (formerly known as Prince). ... The cover to Princes 2004 album Musicology. ... Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic is a 1999 album by (formerly known as Prince). ... Some factual claims in this article or section need to be verified. ... One Nite Alone is a Prince album featuring him on piano and vocals with a few embellishments here and there. ... Musicology is an album by Prince, released on April 20, 2004, which proved to be his most successful in years, reaching the top 5 of the album charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and many other countries. ... 3121 (pronounced thirty one, twenty one) is Princes latest album. ... Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) was a 1984 album by Prince and The Revolution. ... Parade: Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon was Princes 1986 follow-up to Around the World in a Day and the soundtrack to his second film. ... While it garnered mixed reviews from critics, the 1989 Batman soundtrack returned Prince to the top of the Billboard album charts. ... The soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge was much better received in sales than the movie of the same name, reaching #6 in the US and #1 in the UK. Nearly every song on the record was written by Prince, despite the handful of artists performing, including Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and... Girl 6 is a Prince album released in 1996. ... One Nite Alone. ... For the Indian book on sexual positions, please see: Kama Sutra. ... Track listing Xhalation Xcogitate Xemplify Xpectation Xotica Xogenous Xpand Xosphere Xpedition ... N.E.W.S is a 2003 instrumental album by Prince (artist) containg 4 tracks: North, East, West and South. Categories: Album stubs | 2003 albums | Prince albums ... Track listing Xhalation Xcogitate Xemplify Xpectation Xotica Xogenous Xpand Xosphere Xpedition ... Track listing WhenEyeLayMyHandsOnU JudasSmile SuperCute UnderneathTheCream SexMeSexMeNot Vavoom High TheDance Gamillah UMakeMySunShine Categories: Album stubs ... Track listing Silicon SM Groove YShouldEyeDoThat Golden Parachute Hypnoparadise Props n Pounds Northside Peace 2045 Radical Man The Daisy Chain Categories: Album stubs ... The Hits/The B-Sides is a 1993 (and the first) greatest hits compilation album by Prince. ... Crystal Ball is a compilation album by Prince (then known as ), released in 1998. ... The Very Best Of Prince is a Best of compilation album by Prince, released in 2001. ... Ultimate is the title of Princes latest greatest hits compilation album. ... The Beautiful Experience is an EP by Prince, though at the time he was using the unpronoucable symbol name. ... Purple Rain is a 1984 movie directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Prince and William Blinn. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed and starring Prince. ... The Revolution was Princes backing band from the late 1970s through 1986. ... The New Power Generation (or NPG for short) is the backing group of Prince. ... The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. ... Madhouse is a band from Minneapolis that was formed by Prince. ... Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Mazarati was a R&B band formed in the late 1980s by former Prince and the Revolution bassist Brown Mark. ... Prince is well-known in the entertainment industry for having a vast body of works that have never seen the light of day. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Little Red Corvette is one of Princes most well-known songs and a defining point in his rise to superstar status. ... Delirious is a song by Prince from the 1982 album, 1999. ... When Doves Cry is a 1984 song by Prince, and according to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Purple Rain is a power ballad by Prince and the The Revolution. ... I Would Die 4 U was the third single off Prince and the Revolutions legendary 1984 album Purple Rain. ... Raspberry Beret is the first US (and second UK) single off of Prince and The Revolutions 1985 album, Around The World In A Day. ... Pop Life is the second US single off of Prince and The Revolutions 1985 album, Around The World In A Day. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... U Got The Look is a 1987 song by Prince from his double album Sign O The Times. ... I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man is the fourth single from Princes 1987 tour de force, Sign O The Times. ... Alphabet St. ... Batdance is a 1989 song by Prince, from the Batman soundtrack. ... Thieves In The Temple is a song by Prince from the 1990 soundtrack album, Graffiti Bridge. ... Cream is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation from the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls. ... Diamonds And Pearls is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation that is the title track from the 1991 album Diamonds And Pearls. ... 7 is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation from 1992 off the album Love Symbol. ... The Most Beautiful Girl in the World is a song by Prince (then known as ) from his 1995 album The Gold Experience. ...


 
 

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