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"Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um"
Major Lance Um.jpg
Single by Major Lance
from the album Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
B-side"Sweet Music"
ReleasedDecember 1963
Genre Soul
Label Okeh
Songwriter(s) Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s) Carl Davis
Major Lance singles chronology
"Hey Little Girl"
"Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um"
"The Matador"

"Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" is a song, written by Curtis Mayfield. [1]


The first recording to be released was by Major Lance, as a single in December 1963, produced by Okeh label president Carl Davis. [2]

Chart performance

The song was Major Lance's third release to make the Billboard Hot 100 and his most successful hit with a #5 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 on 8 February 1964 with a #1 peak on the Cash Box R&B chart ( Billboard did not run an R&B chart November 1963-January 1965). [3] In the UK it reached #40, Lance's only UK chart appearance. [4]

Other versions


  1. ^ "". Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  2. ^ Legacy Recordings - Major Lance Biography.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 339.
  4. ^ "MAJOR LANCE | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company".
  5. ^ "Mindbenders". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 205.