THE BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
To compliment my recently completed ‘1000 BEST SONGS LIST,’ here is another that just missed the cut.
1027-The Foundations-Build Me Up Buttercup.
1968-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 2.43.Don’t let the songs title fool you,this has nothing to do with ‘Flower Power Music.’
If you are a DJ who caters for weddings, and birthdays you will be well aware what a useful tool this track is for filling a dance floor.It is one of those rare songs that appeals to every generation,those that remember it from their youth, and those that were introduced to it while watching the 1998 film, ‘There’s Something About Mary.’
The Foundations were active between the years of 1967-1970,they were formed in London,England with a diverse line up of West Indians,White British, and Shi Lankan artists.They performed Soul Music,heavily influenced by the Tamla Motown sound.
‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ was co-written by Mike d’Abo, and Tony Macauley, d’Abo was the lead singer of Manfred Mann,his vocals can be heard on their Number 1 single ‘Mighty Quinn,’the other notable song he wrote was ‘Handbags and Gladrags,’ a hit for Chris Farlowe,the Stereophonics, and Rod Stewart.Tony Macauley is a prolific songwriter who to date has co-written six UK Number 1 singles,the other five are ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You,’ for The Foundations, ‘Love Grows(Where My Rosemary Goes,’) for Edison Lighthouse,’You Wont Find Another Fool Like Me,’ for The New Seekers, ‘Let the Heartaches Begin,’ for Long John Baldry,and ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’ for David Soul.’
‘I’ll be over at ten,you told me time and again,but your late,I wait around, and then.’