Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #174: ‘Yo-Yo’- The Osmonds. September 11, 1971.
- Single: ‘Yo-Yo’- The Osmonds
- Record Company- MGM
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Joe South
- Time: 2:50
- B-side: ‘Keep On My Side’
- Album- Live In Las Vegas
- Grade: D
- Peaked at #3 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
The American Beatles- The Osmonds from Ogden, Utah- Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Donny. They had 13 Hot 100 hits and 10 Top 40 hits from 1971-76. One #1 -‘One Bad Apple’ -a Jackson 5 reject in 1971. It felt like they had more hits than they did but I guess when you also thrown in Donny and Marie’s solo careers and Donny and Marie together [she was a little bit country and he was a little bit rock and roll -if I remember correctly]- and of course Little Jimmy- they were all over the charts in the first half of the 1970’s. I give this song a D instead of an F because it was written by the great songwriter Joe South.
OMG, I had no idea this was written by Joe South. How was that even possible? I give it a solid F, as it’s surely one of the worst songs ever.
The American Beatles, eh? Because of my age, I really would have trouble naming an Osmonds (family) song… I do remember Donny having a few hits when I was young (“Puppy Love” sticks out) but really yeah… their reputation probably exceeded their actual record store success. But then they also showed up everywhere on TV and that must’ve helped.
“Now we return to our movie, The Jackson 5 Story starring The Osmond Brothers!”
The Osmonds made the Jackson 5 even seem greater in comparison.
I had to drop in on this one to read your comments. I can see why you were merciful because of the songwriter.
Joe South writ this!? Joe, oh Joe; don’t that make you want to take the paycheck and go home?
I would guess Joe at least liked the royalty checks when he cashed them.