Save the Last Dance for Me by the Drifters was a joint enterprise by the two greatest songwriting teams of the early rock era: it was written by Pomus and Shuman , and produced by Lieber and Stoller. No wonder it was a massive hit in in the US and UK. The Drifters had already used strings on their records, most famously on There Goes My Baby , the first fully-orchestrated rock hit, but not like this — the soaring, swirling violins underline the yearning in King's gravelly, sad, yet sweeping vocals. Allegedly Doc Pomus, who used a wheelchair, wrote it after his wedding day when he saw his wife, an actor and dancer, enjoying the party chatting and dancing with guests. But there is a melancholy undertone — the girl in the song is a flirt and the singer is begging her to be faithful to him at the last. But he doesn't sound too hopeful. The tune, the vocals, the narrative, the arrangement — all are perfect. It is the perfect pop song.
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My challenge is to read about one song per day and listen to it YouTube and Spotify, I need you tonight! So long as I post everyday including Christmas then this challenge should come to an end on Wednesday 8 November Staying with the Barney Stinson theme I am hoping that the whole experience will prove to be…. King on lead vocals. In a interview, songwriter Doc Pomus tells the story of the song being recorded by the Drifters and originally designated as the B-side of the record. We are concerned with the second of the three lineups when a lead vocalist by the name of Ben E. Save the Last Dance for Me is a love song with a bit of dancing thrown in.
Save the last dance for me
Anmelden oder Registrieren, um Kommentare zu schreiben; Music Tales. Let him hold you tight, You can smile And in whose arm's you're gonna be And in whose arms you're gonna be Log dich ein um diese Funktion zu nutzen. Laugh and sing but while we're apart You must tell him no 'Neath the pale moonlight And in whose arms you're gonna be I love you, oh, so much, You can dance, go and carry on So Darlin' So darlin', Save save the last dance for me Oh, I know that the music is fine like sparkling wine, go and have your fun Laugh and sing but while we're apart don't give your heart to anyone But don't forget who's taking you home and in whose arms you're gonna be So darlin' save the last dance for me. Every dance with the guy You can dance Every dance with the guy who gives you the eye Let him hold you tight. Go and carry on till the night is gone and it's time to go Can he take you home, you must tell him, no, 'Cause don't forget who's taking you home Save the last dance for me Sheet music is available for Piano, Voice, Guitar and 6 others with 7 scorings and 2 notations in 11 genres. Mmmm' Make sure your selection Please Stay. You can dance Under the Boardwalk: 3. I Count The Tears.
King on lead vocals. In a interview,  songwriter Doc Pomus tells the story of the song being recorded by the Drifters and originally designated as the B-side of the record. The Drifters' version of the song, released a few months after Ben E. King left the group, would go on to spend three non-consecutive weeks at No.