Thursday, October 05, 2006

I Want You To Want Me

I have literally listened to this song about 20 times in the last 2 days and can't get enough of it! I loved it when it came out in the seventies and I still love it today! I just added it as my new song to my MySpace page... I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I'd love you to love me. I'm beggin' you to beg me. I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I'd love you to love me. I'm beggin' you to beg me I'll shine up the old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt. I'll get home early from work if you say that you love me. Didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you cryin'? Oh, didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you cryin'? Feelin' all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin'. Oh, didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you cryin'? You get the drift... Simple and magical. Cheap Trick- poetic genius.

4 comments:

Quick said...

You could almost sing the last line about "You get the drift" in the song.

Bloody hell - Cheap Trick was 70s? I would have pegged them at early 80s.

But yeah, simple but effective song writing. Weirdly I was JUST talking to The One Who Tolerates Me about the process of song writing (post 10 hour cooking shift and we were watching Rage). I wanna write one. But I'm not sure the process is simply writing poetry and then finding a music dude to put music to it.

Margarita Milongita said...
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Margarita Milongita said...

My friend Cathryn who is the queen of facts and study,once told me there is a scientific formula to writing a hit song and getting the 'hook'.. that actually makes me feel sad and a bit ill.
I still believe in creative process and going with your gut but then again, I'm a dreamer.

Yes, Cheap Trick have been around for a yong yong time- according to their My Space page, since 1973.
The stuff they came back with in the 80's was tripe as far as I'm concerned. Listen to their 'Heaven Tonight' album and then 'The Flame'or 'If you want my love you got it' and realise that they sold out.. but I hear 'I want you to want me' and they are forgiven!

Quick said...

1973. I'm amazed. I'm a Cheap Trick ignoramus. I only became aware of them with The Flame and If You Want My Love, although I do remember the song you've posted here. Can still hear it.

Also, if there's a scientific formula for writing a hit track, why are there so many crap ones around? Or by hit are you talking about fleetingly-popular-on commercial-radio-hit as opposed to timeless classic hit?