The Harptones Life is But a Dream
The Harptones Life is But a Dream
March 17, 2017
Single of "My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms
My Special Angel by Bobby Helms
March 18, 2017

Dusty Springfield I Only Want to be With You

Dusty Springfield I Only Want to be With You

Female Pop Stars

This song was recorded by Dusty Springfield in 1963 while she was still a member of The Springfields. Her group disbanded shortly after  this solo recording. It was released in November 1963 and became a huge success, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 in the U.K., and #6 in Australia. The song was performed by Springfield on the first ever edition of the BBC’s Top of the Pops on January 1, 1964.

“I Only Want To Be With You”  was arranged and conducted by Ivor Raymonde, who was known for his cascading tom-tom fills and staccato horn section set against soaring rock strings.

Here are the lyrics to “I Only Want to Be With You” by Dusty Springfield:

“I don’t know what it is that makes me love you so
I only know I never want to let you go
‘Cause you’ve started something
Oh, can’t you see?
That ever since we met
You’ve had a hold on me
It happens to be true
I only want to be with you

It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do
I want to spend each moment of the day with you
Oh, look what has happened with just one kiss
I never knew that I could be in love like this
It’s crazy but it’s true
I only want to be with you

You stopped and smiled at me
And asked if I’d care to dance
I fell into your open arms
And I didn’t stand a chance
Now listen honey
I just want to be beside you everywhere
As long as we’re together, honey, I don’t care
‘Cause you’ve started something
Oh, can’t you see?
That ever since we met
You’ve had a hold on me
No matter what you do
I only want to be with you

Oh, oh, you stopped and you smiled at me
And asked if I’d care to dance
I fell into your open arms
And I didn’t stand a chance
Now hear me tell you
I just want to be beside you everywhere
As long as we’re together, honey, I don’t care
‘Cause you’ve started something
Oh, can’t you see?
That ever since we met
You’ve had a hold on me
No matter what you do
I only want to be with you
I said no matter, no matter what you do
I only want to be with you”

To read about and listen other songs by Dusty Springfield, which areon The Daily Doo Wop’s sister site Pass the Paisley: “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and “Son of a Preacher Man.”

For More Golden Oldies Music                

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

Please click here for the Daily Doo Wop YouTube channel, to which you can subscribe. Thank you for stopping by The Daily Doo Wop. Hope you enjoyed “I Only Want to Be With You” by Dusty Springfield.

2 Comments

  1. […] To read about and listen to another song by Dusty Springfield, which is on Pass the Paisley’s sister site The Daily Doo Wop: “I Only Want to Be With You.” […]

  2. […] other songs by Dusty Springfield: “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and “I Only Want to Be With You,” which is on Pass the Paisley’s sister site The Daily Doo […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *