14 July 2021

Singalong

Written and recorded by Labi Siffre in 1971, this song was picked  up ten years later by the quirky London band - Madness. Lord knows why but it has been playing in my head the last two or three days. So please won't you join me as we sing along to "It Must Be Love":-
I never thought I'd miss you
Half as much as I do
And I never thought I'd feel this way
The way I feel
About you
As soon as I wake up
Every night, every day
I know that it's you I need
To take the blues away

It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
Nothing more, nothing less
Love is the best

How can it be that we can
Say so much without words?
Bless you and bless me
Bless the bees
And the birds
I've got to be near you
Every night, every day
I couldn't be happy
Any other way

It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
Nothing more, nothing less
Love is the best

As soon as I wake up
Every night, every day
I know that it's you I need
To take the blues away

It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love
It must be love, love, love

23 comments:

  1. Nooo.. now I have that earworm. Aagh!!

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    1. Let it out JayCee! Sing it to Lord Peregrine as you dance around the kitchen together.

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  2. I don't like the song but unfortunately I am joining you with it going around my head.

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    1. Sing it to R! He will be happily surprised and touched.

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  3. No thank you, Neil! Keep your earworms to yourself! I'm far too prone to them and it drives me nuts.

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    1. You could sing that song to Gregg...
      As soon as I wake up
      Every night, every day
      I know that it's you I need
      To take the blues away

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  4. Great video and a great band. Always out for a laugh and a joke. An English institution. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. I think it's love.

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  6. I prefer the Labi Siffre version. It's a nice song.

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    1. Well he was the writer so he deserves a few "likes".

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  7. It must be Phoebe, Phoebe.Phoebe..... or in my case Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte... who takes the blues away.
    Once again you've made me laugh.
    Cheers, Adele

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    1. Glad to have brightened your day Granny!

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  8. When the children were small, we had a seven seater in which the two rear seats faced backwards. They thought it was great fun that they could look out of the rear window and wave at people, who inevitably waved back, so we had to arrange a rota for sitting in the prized back seats. One day, we were in London, and the Madness tour bus was behind us. Stuck in traffic, the group taking it in turns to entertain the little ones who didn't have a clue who they were, mime-playing saxophone and fooling around, was a real memory to tuck away, the children in the middle seats turning around to join in the fun. As the bus turned and left us, the group and their team all hung out the windows and started singing, "It must be love, love, love...". Earwig it may be, but thanks for reminding me of a lovely few moments.

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    1. What a lovely story Elizabeth. I hope your sons were never tempted to give two-fingered salutes to the occupants of following vehicles!

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  9. Yes, I think Labi Siffre's is the version I remember and prefer. It's been buzzing around in my head all day too.

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    1. "labi siffre" sounds like a condition one might find in a medical dictionary.

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  10. I've herd this song but I had forgotten about it.

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    1. Try singing it to Jean but don't fall over!

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  11. I just love anything frivolous that one can dance to, so don't mind the earwig!

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    1. Linguistically, I guess an earwig is synonymous with an earworm!

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  12. Madness - what‘s not to love about them!
    And don‘t they look impossibly young there?

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