Come A Little Bit Closer (1964)

Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!

This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by. 

Today’s music comes to us from 1964.

Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:

"Come a Little Bit Closer" is a song by the 1960s rock and roll band Jay and the Americans. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 21 November 1964, making it the band's highest-charting single. It remains their most popular song, according to song rankings. It also peaked at number 4 on the Cashbox chart and at number 1 on RPM's singles chart. The single served as a comeback for the group, who had not had a hit in some time.

It was written by songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, as well as Wes Farrell, and became Boyce and Hart's first top 10 hit.

Jay and the Americans also recorded a Spanish version of the song, in which, due to a poor translation, the final punch line is missing.

See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this theme.  If you have a favorite oldies song or artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.

You can now join in the fun! Just add your Throwback Thursday link to the list below.  Your song choice can be from any era, so long as it is at least 10 years old. 


  1. Mary,

    Last season on The Voice, a young boy audition and was put through. He's the grandson of one the band member of this old band. Obviously I knew the song title but I couldn't have told you who the artist was at the time. At least now when I see Jay and the Americans I know who they are. :) I'm sitting this one out this week being on my summer schedule but I may try to work it from time to time as opportunity presents itself. Thanks for sharing a very cool TBT tune!

  2. I love this song and had no idea about the history or who did it so thanks for sharing.

  3. Absolutely love this song! Such a great time for music!

  4. This is one of my all time oldies favorites.
    As someone who appreciates a great Spanish song. Choosing to do a word for word translation of their song to Spanish is horrible. It lacks the poetry and rhythm of someone who can actually speak Spanish. I could write a better Spanish version! Maybe one day a Mariachi band will cover it properly...


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