The Dave Clark Five Over and Over

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The Dave Clark Five Over and Over

The Dave Clark Five Over and Over

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The song “Over and Over” was written by Robert James Byrd, which is the real name of singer, songwriter, and record producer Bobby Day. “Over and Over” tells the story of a man who isn’t excited about going to a party until he sees a pretty girl. Unfortunately for him, she’s waiting for her steady date. In 1958, Day’s recording of “Over and Over” went to #1 on the U.S. R&B Chart and #41 on the U.S. Top 100 Chart. The Dave Clark Five had an international hit with “Over and Over” in 1965. Their cover went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box chart. It also went to #5 in New Zealand and #2 in Sweden. It was #24 in Australia and #45 in the U.K.

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.

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

“Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm

Well, I went to a dance just the other night
Everybody there was there
I said over and over and over again
This dance is gonna be a drag

I said over and over and over again
This dance is gonna be a drag
I said over and over and over again
This dance is gonna be a drag

Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm

All at once it happened the prettiest in the world
I said a-won’t you come over and a-talk to me and be my girl
I said a-won’t you come over and a-talk to me and be my girl
I said a-won’t you come over and a-talk to me and be my girl

Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm

She said she was sorry and I was a little bit late
She would a-wait and a-wait and a-wait and a-wait for her steady date
She would a-wait and a-wait and a-wait and a-wait for her steady date
She would a-wait and a-wait and a-wait and a-wait for her steady date

Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm”

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

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  1. […] success, going to #1 in the U.S. If you would like to read about and listen to the cover of “Over and Over”  by The Dave Clark Five, it is on The Daily Doo Wop’s sister site Pass the […]

  2. […] success, going to #1 in the U.S. If you would like to read about and listen to the cover of “Over and Over”  by The Dave Clark Five, it is on The Daily Doo Wop’s sister site Pass the […]

  3. […] For other songs by The Dave Clark Five: “Because” and “Over and Over.” […]

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