Kronomyth 3.2: MY CANDLE BURNS AT BOTH ENDS. The second hit single from Ringo was a rollicking number co-written by songwriter Vini Poncia, who was introduced to Ringo by producer Richard Perry. (Perry had produced The Anders & Poncia Album back in 1969.) At the time, it was Poncia’s highest-charting hit; two years later, Poncia would top the charts with Leo Sayer’s “You Make Me Feel Like Dancin’.” In 1975, David Hentschel had a minor UK hit with an instrumental version of “Oh My My” that was more suited to roller rinks than the radio. The flip side is the elpee track “Step Lightly,” a country-rock song with clarinets that sounds better than you’d think.
Original 7-inch single version
A1. Oh My My (Vini Poncia/Richard Starkey) (3:39)
B1. Step Lightly (Richard Starkey) (3:15)
Back-to-Back Hits 7-inch reissue (1976)
A1. Oh My My
B1. No No Song
Released on 7-inch single on February 18, 1974 in the US and Canada (Apple, 1872), Germany (Apple, 1C 006-05 617), the Netherlands (Apple, 5C 006 05617), Japan (Apple, EAR-10529) and New Zealand (Apple, NZP 3471) with picture sleeve; reached #5 on the US charts (charted on March 9, 1974 for 14 weeks).
- Re-packaged with “No No Song” on a 7-inch single on January 9, 1976 in the UK (Apple, R6011) and Germany (Apple, 1C 006-06 040) with picture sleeve.