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April 13, 2012

The Buckinghams - Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) (1967)

Originally known as The Pulsations, this group won a battle of the bands competition and was awarded with an appearance on the television show All-Time Hits. The show’s producers recommended that they change their name to something that sounded more in-line with the British invasion occurring at the time and a security guard gave them the idea to be called The Buckinghams. Although they were only together from 1966 until 1970, they managed to be one of the best selling acts in 1967.

Written by a friend of the group, Jim Holvey, who was from their hometown of Chicago, this song was one of the group’s most popular hits. It reached number twelve on the charts and was the fourth hit (of five) for the group to reach the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. Not as high as “Kind of a Drag,” which reached number one and was also written by Holvey, but it helped keep the group in the spotlight for the entire year.

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The Buckinghams - Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) (1967)

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Lyrics:

…the one with the lovely melody.
She’ll have you. She’ll have you.

Hey, baby, they're playin' our song
The one we used to hear when we used to get along
Hey, baby, they're playin' our song
Let's get back together; that's where we belong

It's the one with the pretty melody
It's the one that made you fall in love with me
It made us feel so groovy
We fell in love, just like in the movies

Hey, baby, they're playin' our song
The one they used to play when we used to get along
Hey, baby, they're playin' our song
Let's get back together, that's where we belong

Pleasant memories are comin' back to me
Can't you remember the way it used to be?
It made us feel like dancin'
It gave us time to think about romancin'

(Hey, baby, hey, baby)
(Hey, baby, hey, baby)

It's the one with the pretty melody
It's the one that made you fall in love with me
It made us feel so groovy
We fell in love, just like in the movies

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