"Yo-Yo"
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U.S. 7" single
Single by The Osmonds
from the album Phase III
B-side"Keep on My Side"
ReleasedSeptember 4, 1971
RecordedJune 21, 1971
GenrePop
Length3:11
LabelMGM
Songwriter(s)Joe South
Producer(s)Rick Hall
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Double Lovin'"
(1971)
"Yo-Yo"
(1971)
"Down by the Lazy River"
(1972)

"Yo-Yo" is a song written by Joe South and first released as a single by Billy Joe Royal in 1966, peaking at No. 117 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[1] and #28 in Canada.[2] The Osmonds covered the song and released it as a single on September 4, 1971.

It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 16, 1971. The song was included on the Osmonds' 1972 album, Phase III.[3] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 17, 1971. Joe South also recorded his own version of the song for his self-titled 1971 album.

Charts

The Osmonds version
Chart (1971) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 3
Australian Kent Music Report 87
Canadian RPM Top Singles[5] 1

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ Billy Joe Royal, "Yo-Yo" Chart Position Retrieved February 21, 2015
  2. ^ "Canada's only official 100 single survey - RPM 100" (PDF). www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-09-16. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  3. ^ The Osmonds, Phase III Retrieved February 21, 2015
  4. ^ "Osmonds - Yo-Yo". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  5. ^ The Osmonds, "Yo-Yo" Canadian Chart Position Retrieved February 21, 2015
  6. ^ "American single certifications – The Osmonds – Yo-Yo". Recording Industry Association of America.