A Bit Like You And Me Radio

May 23, 2012

Gerry and the Pacemakers - La La La (1966)

Coming from Liverpool, England in 1959, this group shared more than just the same hometown as The Beatles. They were also managed and recorded by the same men: Brian Epstein and George Martin, respectively. They were originally known as Gary Marsden and The Mars Bars, but had to rename themselves when the company who owned the candy bar of the same name got upset. Their first three UK singles all reached number one, a claim no one else could make for nearly twenty years. Unfortunately, they never had a number one hit after that (though they did have other successful songs) and the group eventually split in 1966.

Released in February of 1966, this song failed to chart on the UK Singles Chart. It managed to reach number 90 on the US’s Billboard Hot 100 and featured the B-side “Without You”.

album art

Gerry and the Pacemakers - La La La (1966)

Loading the ABLYAM player...(Might not work on mobile devices)


Lyrics:

Now I'm gonna try and find a girl
Who will make me feel so good
And when I do, I'll sing this song
And I know I'll love her like I should
I'll sing:

“La la la la, la la la la la la la la
La la la la, la la la la la la la”

Whenever I am lonely, girl
And I ain’t got no place to go
I don't sit around and mope all day
I get up and here's what I say-
I say:

“La la la la, la la la la la la la la
La la la la, la la la la la la la”

You get no fun out of hangin' around
Or moanin' every day and night
It's so much better if you take it all
I cannot shout unless I’m right
Well let me hear you now

La la la la, la la la la la la la la
La la la la, la la la la la la la

Now if you got your troubles
Just like all the other guys
Don't be a jerk like them, my friend
Just shout this and your mouse and hide
Let's shout:

“La la la la, la la la la la la la la
La la la la, la la la la la la la”

La la la la la

2 comments:

  1. Never heard this one before! It's not very gripping, is it, and the sleeve sort of uindicates a coming split.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it's some pretty standard pop that sounds like it may have been better off if it were released a few years earlier. Didn't notice the part about the cover, that's pretty funny, haha!

      Delete