Song Lyric Sunday : 2nd February 2020

Jim’s theme for today is Babe/Cutie/Doll/Honey/Sweetie.
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Get the hankies out for this classic from 1968 performed by Bobby Goldsboro and written by Bobby Russell

The lyrics are in the clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZiEY3O-FWk

Honey was released as a single in the U.S. in 1968 and spent five weeks at No. 1 the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart (the 200th song to reach No. 1 on that chart), from April 7 to May 11, and three weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. (source WIKI)

I bought this in 1975, the second time it was released here in the UK. On both outings it peaked at Number 2 in the UK charts.


In contrast, here is a gem by Shirley Bassey from 1958
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS2BpXd2eoo

Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me” is a popular song written by Michael Julien and Al Timothy. It was first recorded by Welsh singer Shirley Bassey and released as a single in 1958 to commercial success (number 3 in the UK). The song was then included on her album The Bewitching Miss Bassey (1959) and would become one of her most recognisable tunes. It has since been covered by numerous artists.

Ms Bassey re-recorded the song on her 1966 album I’ve Got a Song for You, and on 1984’s I Am What I Am with the London Symphony Orchestra. It was also remixed for the 2007 album Get the Party Started. She has stated that, alongside “Big Spender”, “Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me” is a favourite among her own songs. (source WIKI)

Lyrics courtesy genius.com

Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
Don’t care even if I blow my top
But, honey, honey, don’t stop
I’d like to play a little game with you
A little game especially made for two
If you come close then I will show you how
Closer, closer, now
Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
Don’t care even if I blow my top
But, honey, honey, don’t stop
We’ve never played this little game before
If you relax then you’ll enjoy it more
Just settle down and let me teach you how
Closer, closer, now
Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
Don’t care even if I blow my top
But, honey, honey, don’t stop
(But, honey, honey, don’t stop)
You kiss so well my lips begin to burn
And I can tell I’ve got a lot to learn
So hold me close and darling show me how
Closer, closer, now
Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
Don’t care even if I blow my top
But, honey, honey, don’t stop
(Don’t care even if I blow my top)
But, honey, honey, don’t stop
(Never stop)

 

 

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19 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday : 2nd February 2020

  1. CARAMEL says:

    I remember we had a compilation album at home with the second song on it. I loved that track!

  2. Lisa Coleman says:

    Interesting that it spent time on the Country Singles charts since during that time frame country music was so much bluegrass and twanginess.

  3. Gosh I remember this one. She did well for herself, didn’t she?

  4. aisasami says:

    This is such a great song! I heard of Shirley Bassey because of “Goldfinger” (I played that on New Years 2001 after discovering the single in my parents’ collection) but never hear early songs. Thanks for the share!

  5. Grace says:

    OMG- I hate that Bobby Goldsboro song so much LOL It always gives my husband a big laugh when it would come round on one of his playlists in the car – I’d whap that ‘Next’ button so fast….

    • Oops. Sorry Grace. Hope Shirley Bassey was better for you!
      I know what you mean though and feel like that about Under Your Thumb (Godley and Cream), Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) and Mull of Kintyre (Macca)

  6. Every week I get gobsmacked by a blast from the past and today this one gets me! Seems like yesterday…but we know it wasn’t. 😀

    And Shirley…oh yes! One of my dad’s favs. 🙂

  7. Violet Lentz says:

    The song Honey came out when I was a young girl. I still remember every word. Loved it. I never heard the other one but I liked it too.

  8. J-Dub says:

    Nice twofer. Thanks for sharing.

  9. ghostmmnc says:

    That first one is sad, and I’ve heard it a lot. Haven’t heard the 2nd one before, but I like it a lot – very cute. 🙂

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