“Lu Lu “Oh Me Oh My (i’m a idiot for you child)”



Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Idiot for You Child)” is a Prime 30 hit for Lulu which charted in 1969–70; the music has been most notably remade by Aretha Franklin and Tina Enviornment.

Lulu’s version

“Oh Me Oh My…” was written by Jim Doris who – as Jimmy Doris – had been vocalist-guitarist for the Stoics, a band which shaped in Lulu’s native Glasgow within the late Nineteen Sixties and whose membership had included Frankie Miller. Doris contributed one other music to “Oh Me Oh My…”‘s dad or mum album New Routes, entitled “After All (I Reside My Life)”, and his composition “Take Good Care of Your self” was featured on the follow-up album Melody Honest. Reportedly Doris subsequently went into A&R work earlier than being sidelined by psychological instability which factored into his being killed when run over by a bus in London within the late Nineteen Eighties or early Nineteen Nineties.

The advance single from Lulu’s Atco Data debut album New Routes, “Oh Me Oh My…”, was launched in October 1969. A radical change of course for Lulu, who was coming off her greatest ever UK chart inserting at #2 with the Eurovision winner “Growth Bang-a-Bang”, the transfer to a extra mature sound with “Oh Me Oh My…” was unappreciated within the UK the place the observe barely reached the Prime 50. Within the US, “Oh Me Oh My…” ranked as excessive as #4 in Birmingham, Alabama in November 1969 however nationally charted solely as a reasonable Straightforward Listening hit at #36. A number of performances by Lulu on US tv helped break “Oh Me Oh My…” into the Billboard Scorching 100 in December 1969 after which buoy the observe because it step by step gained momentum to turn into Lulu’s first Prime 30 hit since “To Sir With Love” on the finish of February 1970: “Oh Me Oh My…” would peak at #22 that March (Money Field ranked the observe with a #18 peak).

In Australia the Go-Set Prime 40 chart ranked “Oh Me Oh My…” with a #33 peak in January 1970. The RPM 100 chart for Canada ranked “Oh Me Oh My…” as excessive as #16 in March 1970; that very same month the New Zealand Listener Pop-o-meter chart ranked “Oh Me Oh My…” as excessive as #12.1

Lulu recorded a translated model of “Oh Me Oh My…” for launch in Italy, entitled “Povera Me”; the observe was launched in June 1970 to no obvious consideration regardless of a promotional junket by Lulu that July.

The one nationwide hit parade out there for New Zealand 1966–1975, the Pop-o-meter chart, didn’t mirror gross sales, slightly being a ballot compiled from voting coupons despatched in by NZ Listener readers.





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