Post by A Thug Named Slickback on Jun 28, 2006 18:29:08 GMT -5
I've said it over and over again, but 1960s pop music is so good!
"Build Me Up Buttercup" is a great pop tune from 1968. It's cool because it is a very upbeat, pop instrumental with soulful vocals; it's right on the boundary between pop and R&B (even though it didn't make the U.S. Soul Charts). I feel as though I had heard it several times before, but I really just discovered it a few months ago.
I was blasting it in the car the other day. My friends hate all the old music I play -- they just can't appreciate anything made before the 1995. But IMO, that's when most of the best music was released LOL.
The original song is fun, and I've never heard a recorded cover version. But Clay Aiken kind of ruined The Foundations' original version for me when he sang an abridged version on American Idol 2, because he just put so much more life into it and his vocals were so much better. I would love for him to record the whole song and put it on one of his albums.