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Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 24 Oct 2023, 18:38

Someone - mentioning no wives - has a song in their head which won't go away. I have no idea what it is, and unusually, Google hasn't helped.

1970s, male vocalist. Approximation of the remembered lyrics:

"Sixes and sevens, you're in your heaven"
With a chorus which includes with "I'm so in love with you".
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 24 Oct 2023, 19:58

Rally to the aid of a Doyen folks....!



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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby LMG » 24 Oct 2023, 23:09

No sixes seven nor heaven, but could it be Danny's Song by .Loggins And Messina?
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 25 Oct 2023, 01:03

LMG wrote:No sixes seven nor heaven, but could it be Danny's Song by .Loggins And Messina?


Nope, not that one. The sixes and sevens are definitely in there, apparently.
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby frimley_greener » 25 Oct 2023, 08:19

This song was one of two singles released off Shaken 'n' Stirred, the other being "Little by Little." "Sixes and Sevens" was the less successful of the two, reaching #18 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart but failing to break the Hot 100, while "Little by Little" hit #36.

Still, the song's success was a bright spot from an album otherwise considered a failure (rightfully or wrongfully) pretty much from the time of its release. The album hit #20 but its sales didn't reach half of what had been sold by Plant's previous two solo albums, Pictures at Eleven (1982) and The Principle of Moments (1983). Even worse was the reception of Plant's tour. Ticket sales were not good by his standards, and he found himself playing to empty seats for the first time in years.

The issue was mostly that Shaken 'n' Stirred reached for something inventive and unpredictable, and its results turned many people off. Even those contrarians who spoke highly of the album attest to its highly experimental and offbeat sound. The musical direction Plant had gone in was even unpopular with the band he'd been using and writing with since the beginning of his solo career three years earlier, leading to them parting ways. This was the last album that they all worked on together.
Perhaps?
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 25 Oct 2023, 09:19

frimley_greener wrote:Perhaps?


Sadly not.

From what I've been told it's a lighter, pop song.
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby NMB » 25 Oct 2023, 18:00

I googled “lyric” and “at sixes and sevens” and am reliably informed that it’s either Don’t Cry For Me Argentina or Tumbling Dice. Which of course it isn’t.
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 26 Oct 2023, 04:41

NMB wrote:Which of course it isn’t.


Indeed not.
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby trans-chigley express » 26 Oct 2023, 04:50

Maybe she's thought up a completely new song and is just convinced it already existed like McCartney thought Yesterday had already been written. You could be sitting on a potential goldmine of royalties.


"I'm so in love with you" is the opening line to Let's Stay Together but it isn't that.

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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby Hugh » 26 Oct 2023, 12:19

I don’t suppose there is ANY possibility that it could be C Moon?

It Will Be L7 And I'd Never Get To Heaven
If I Filled My Head With Glue
What's It All To You?

That would mean that she had misheard an awful lot of the lyrics though.

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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 26 Oct 2023, 16:10

trans-chigley express wrote:Maybe she's thought up a completely new song and is just convinced it already existed like McCartney thought Yesterday had already been written. You could be sitting on a potential goldmine of royalties.


It would require her coming up with more tune and - significantly - more lyrics. I might try and hypnotise her.
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 26 Oct 2023, 16:12

Hugh wrote:I don’t suppose there is ANY possibility that it could be C Moon?

It Will Be L7 And I'd Never Get To Heaven
If I Filled My Head With Glue
What's It All To You?

That would mean that she had misheard an awful lot of the lyrics though.


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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby Mike Boom » 26 Oct 2023, 19:10

Rather obscure but is it "Three Day Man" - The Waterboys ?

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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 30 Oct 2023, 07:24

Mike Boom wrote:Rather obscure but is it "Three Day Man" - The Waterboys ?



No. Though i like that.

From how it's being hummed to me I think it's a 12/8 tempo.
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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby Hardcore Oddball » 30 Oct 2023, 11:09

The Dríver wrote:From how it's being hummed to me I think it's a 12/8 tempo.


Nice time signature fellow doyen

Yes, nice time signature

Any of these great 12/8-ers...?

Michael Jackson - “The Way You Make Me Feel”
R.E.M. - “Everybody Hurts”
The Beatles - “Norwegian Wood”
Toto - "Hold The Line”
Tears For Fears - “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
James Brown - “It’s a Man’s World”


Probably not...!

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Re: Help identifying a song..

Postby The Dríver » 02 Nov 2023, 15:47

C wrote:Probably not...!


Sadly, this is the case. Would have been early to mid 1970s, I think.
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