(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String

"(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String"
You've Got Me Dangling on a String.jpg
Single by Chairmen of the Board
from the album Chairmen of the Board
B-side"I'll Come Crawling"
ReleasedApril 1970 (1970)
Songwriter(s)Ronald Dunbar and Edythe Wayne
Chairmen of the Board singles chronology
"Give Me Just a Little More Time"
"(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String"
"Everything's Tuesday"

"(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String" is a 1970 soul music song by the Chairmen of the Board. The single reached #38 on the US Billboard Hot 100,[1] #19 on the US Billboard R&B chart, and #5 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song was written by Ronald Dunbar and Edythe Wayne.

Live performances[]

The group performed "Dangling on a String" on American Bandstand on May 16, 1970.

Cover versions[]

The song was covered by Donny Osmond, and released as a single from the August 1977 album Donald Clark Osmond, "bubbling under" the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 109.[1] Catalogue number PD 14417, Int'l. # 2066 847 77 NP 2827. It was produced by Brian Holland.

A version with substantially altered music was also recorded by the UK post-punk band C Cat Trance, on their album Play Masenko Combo and as the B-side of their 1984 single "Dreams Of Leaving" (Ink INK123).[3]

Chart history[]

Chairmen of the Board
Chart (1970) Peak
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 58
UK (The Official Charts Company)[2] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 38
U.S. Billboard R&B 19
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [5] 30
Donny Osmond
Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100[6] 109
U.S. Cash Box [7] 99

External links[]


  1. ^ a b c Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 99. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "C Cat Trance Dreams Of Leaving UK 12" vinyl single (12 inch record / Maxi-single) (501110)". Eil.com. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1970-06-20. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 20, 1970". Archived from the original on June 8, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  7. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/70s_files/1977YESP.html Archived 2018-10-20 at the Wayback Machine Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, October 1, 1977