Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five

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Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over

British Invasion Rock

The song “Glad All Over” was written by The Dave Clark Five group members Dave Clark and Mike Smith. Clark produced it as well. It became an international hit by 1964. It rose to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.K. and Ireland Charts, #2 in Canada, #3 in Australia, #4 in the Netherlands, and #16 in Germany.

The Dave Clark Five consisted of Dave Clark (drums), Mike Smith (organ and lead vocals)), Lenny Davidson (guitar), Rick Huxley (bass), and Denis Payton (tenor and baritone saxophone). They had what was called (for promotional purposes) the Tottenham Sound, as they had formed in Tottenham, London, England. The term was a response to the Mersey Beat sound of the Liverpool, Manchester, etc., bands. Anyway, they had a great big beat, and added texture with the saxophone. Their songs were generally light and entertaining. They were part of the sixties music British Invasion.

The Dave Clark Five made 18 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and had 15 top 20 hits in three years. They were one of the most successful sixties music British Invasion bands after The Beatles. Clark said, “The American press pitted us against the Beatles, but there was no rivalry between us…the magazines made it up.”

A bit of trivia regarding them is that for their first tour of the U.S., they rented a plane. After a show in Miami, the police stopped them on the way to the plane, and the band drove with a motorcycle police escort to Air Force One. President Lyndon wanted an autograph for his daughters.

Here are the lyrics to “Glad All Over” by The Dave Clark Five:

“You say that you love me (say you love me)
All of the time (all of the time)
You say that you need me (say you need me)
You’ll always be mine (always be mine)

I’m feeling glad all over
Yes, I’m glad all over
Baby, I’m glad all over
So glad you’re mine

I’ll make you happy (make you happy)
You’ll never be blue (never be blue)
You’ll have no sorrow (have no sorrow)
Cause I’ll always be true (always be true)

And I’m feeling glad all over
Yes, I’m glad all over
Baby, I’m glad all over
So glad you’re mine

Other girls may try to take me away (take me away) But you know it’s by your side I will stay, I will stay

Our love will last, now (our love will last)
Till the end of time (end of time)
Because this love, now (because this love)
Is only yours and mine (yours and mine)

And I’m feeling glad all over
Yes, I’m glad all over
Baby, I’m glad all over
So glad you’re mine

Other girls may try to take me away (take me away) But you know it’s by your side I will stay, I will stay

Our love will last, now (our love will last)
Till the end of time (end of time)
Because this love, now (because this love)
Is only yours and mine (yours and mine)

And I’m feeling glad all over
Yes, I’m glad all over
Baby, I’m glad all over
So glad you’re mine
I’m so glad you’re mine
I said I’m so glad you’re mine
I’m so glad you’re mine, now
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa”

For other songs by The Dave Clark Five: “Because” and “Over and Over.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ songs there (possibly more sixties music British invasion songs). The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. It’s all free online music. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Glad All Over” by The Dave Clark Five.

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