Can I Change My Mind

Tyrone Davis

About Can I Change My Mind

"Can I Change My Mind" is a 1968 single recorded by soul singer Tyrone Davis. It was his featured debut and in early 1969 replaced Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It through the Grapevine" to become the number-one song on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, and was also a Top 5 Pop Hit, peaking at number five on the Hot 100 It was also an R. I. A. A. Certified Million-Seller. . The song is featured in the Larry Clark film Another Day in Paradise (1998).


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Aww, she didn't bat an eye
As I packed my bags to leave
I thought she would start to cry
Or sit around my room and grieve
But y'all, the girl, she fooled me this time
She acted like I was the last thing on her mind
I would like to start all over again

Baby, can I change my mind
I just want to change my mind
Baby, let me change my mind
As I took those steps
Toward that open door
Knowing all the time
Oh, Lord, I just didn't want to go

But she didn't give me no sign
Nothing that would make me change my mind
I would like to start all over again
Baby, can I change my mind
Please, please, please, baby
I just want to change my mind
Oh, I played my games

Many times before
But peoples, let me tell y'all
Oh, I never reached the door
But ooh, the winds howl tonight
I keep lookin' back but my baby's nowhere in sight
I would like to start all over again
Baby, can I change my mind
Please, please, please, baby
Baby, let me change my mind

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Tyrone Davis

Tyrone Davis (May 4, 1938 – February 9, 2005), born Tyrone Fettson, was a leading American soul singer with a distinctive style, recording a long list of hit records over a period of more than 20 years. He had three no. 1 hits on the Billboard R&B chart: "Can I Change My Mind" (1968), "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (1970), and "Turning Point" (1975). more »

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13 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Can I Change My Mind" is a classic soul song and is often associated with the genres of R&B and Chicago soul.
Chart Rankings
The song hit number one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1968-1969 and also reached the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Davis's first major hit.
Performer Background
Tyrone Davis, the song's performer, was born in Greenville, Mississippi, but moved to Saginaw, Michigan, before settling in Chicago.
Recording Label
The song was released under the Dakar Records label, a Chicago-based label specializing in soul and R&B.
Song Duration
The original version of "Can I Change My Mind" lasts 2 minutes and 47 seconds.
The song was written by Barry Despenza and Carl Wolfolk.
Career Milestone
"Can I Change My Mind" is often credited with launching Davis's successful career in music.
Cover Versions
The song was covered by various artists like Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, and Roy Buchanan, epitomizing its popularity and influence.
Song Interpretation
The tune is a man's plea to a woman he's leaving, expressing his emotional conflict and asking if he can change his decision to leave her.
Musical Style
The song is characterized by its identifiable rhythm, mellow vocal tone, and a poignant lyrical theme, a hallmark of 1960s soul music.
Cultural Impact
The song is considered a classic in the soul genre and has been continually played on classic soul and R&B radio stations even decades after its release.
Album Release
"Can I Change My Mind" was the title track of Davis's debut album, which was named after the hit single.
Grammy Hall of Fame
As a testament to its enduring cultural significance, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2019.

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