This week Jim Adams has prompted us with Give/Get/Receive/Take/Send for this weeks Song Lyric Sunday. Today I have chosen an oldie but goodie performed on American Bandstand, 61 years ago on March 14, 1959.
Written and performed by Sam Cooke, “You Send Me” was released by Keen Records as a single in 1957 and was Cooke’s debut single. His career took off after Specialty Records (a gospel label) released him from his contract because they thought Cooke would alienate their fans with his songs. After the release, “You Send Me” sold over 2 million copies. It became #1 on both Billboard’s Rhythm & Blues Records chart and the Billboard Hot 100. “You Send Me” stayed on the Hot 100 charts for 26 weeks. In April, 2010, it was ranked #115 in Rolling Stone magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Sam Cooke was only 33 years old when he was shot at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 1964 only months after the above interview with Dick Clark. Another legend who died too soon! Can you imagine what else he would have done even with the 30 Top 40 hits and some of the most popular songs of all time?
You Send Me Darling, you send me I know you send me Darling, you send me Honest, you do, honest, you do Honest, you do, whoa You thrill me I know you, you, you thrill me Darling, you, you, you, you thrill me Honest, you do At first I thought it was infatuation But, woo, it's lasted so long Now I find myself wanting To marry you and take you home, whoa You, you, you, you send me I know you send me I know you send me Honest you do Whoa-oh-oh, whenever I'm with you I know, I know, I know when I'm near you Mm hmm, mmm hmm, honest, you do, honest, you do Whoa-oh-oh, I know-oh-oh-oh I know, I know, I know, when you hold me Whoa, whenever you kiss me Mm hmm, mm hmm, honest you do At first I thought it was infatuation But, woo, it's lasted so long Now I find myself wanting To marry you and take you home I know, I know, I know you send me I know you send me Whoa, you, you, you, you send me Honest you do Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Sam Cooke You Send Me lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc
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