You Came, You Saw, You Conquered

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"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered!"
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered - Ronettes.jpg
Single by The Ronettes
B-side"Oh, I Love You"
ReleasedMarch 1969
GenrePop
Length2:50
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Phil Spector, Toni Wine, Irwin Levine
Producer(s)Phil Spector
The Ronettes singles chronology
"I Can Hear Music"
(1966)
"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered!"
(1969)
"Go Out and Get It"
(1973)
"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered"
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered - The Pearls.jpg
Single by The Pearls
B-side"Sing Out to Me"
Released11 August 1972
GenrePop
Length2:40
LabelBell
Songwriter(s)Phil Spector, Toni Wine, Irvine Levine
Producer(s)Phillip Swern, Johnny Arthey
The Pearls singles chronology
"Third Finger Left Hand"
(1972)
"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered"
(1972)
"You Are Everything"
(1973)

"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered!" is a 1969 song by The Ronettes. It was their final charting U.S. hit, reaching #108 Billboard and #92 Cash Box.[1] In Canada, the song peaked at #73 for two weeks.[2] It was the first of a series of non-album single releases by the group.

The title of the song is a reference to 'Veni, vidi, vici', a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar, who is said to have used the phrase in a letter to the Roman Senate after he had achieved a swift, conclusive victory in battle.

The Pearls cover

In 1972, "You Came, You Saw, You Conquered" was covered by the British female duo The Pearls, reaching the Top 40 in the UK.[3] Like the Ronettes' version, their record was also a non-album single. The song was, however, included on a 2005 compilation of the group's hits entitled, A String of Pearls.

Chart history

The Ronettes
Chart (1969) Peak
position
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 73
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 108
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[6] 92
The Pearls
Chart (1972) Peak
position
UK (The Official Charts Company)[7] 32

References

  1. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, April 5, 1969
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-04-14. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 23 September 1972. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1969-04-14. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, April 5, 1969
  7. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 23 September 1972. Retrieved 2018-07-02.

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