Stormy

Album: Greatest Hits (1968)
Charted: 5

Songfacts®:

  • A follow-up to Classics IV's hit "Spooky," this seems to be a plea for a moody girl to return to the cheerful self she was when they met. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • John Legend sampled Gabor Szabo's version of this for his 2006 song, "Save Room." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ekristheh - Halath

Comments: 9

  • Anonymous from Coleman., GaI was a freshman in high school when Stormy came out. I was from Indiana, and no stranger to storms. Always liked Dennis Yost's vocals. My understanding is that he died from complications due to a stairway fall. Tragic. But he made his mark. People are unaware of the tremendous talent that came out of Jax. I lived there and went to several venues to hear music there. Never disappointed. RIP DENNIS HOST.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenHaunting, yet still upbeat, song about love on the rocks.
  • Arthur from New JerseyThis song could be an answer song to "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 25, 1969, the Classics IV performed "Stormy" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #26 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, four weeks earlier it had peaked at #5 {for 1 week} and it spent fifteen weeks on the Top 100...
    The Jacksonville, FL group had three Top 10 records, and all three had a 'one word' title, "Spooky" {#3 in 1968}, the above "Stormy", and "Traces" {#2* for 1 week in 1969}...
    Between 1967 and 1975 they had twelve records on the Top 100 chart, after their three Top 10 records their next biggest hit was "Everyday With You Girl" {#19 in 1969}...
    For their last seven charted records they were know as 'Dennis Yost and the Classics IV'...
    Dennis Yost passed away at the age of 65 on December 7th, 2008 {respiratory failure}...
    May he R.I.P.
    * The week "Traces" was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe.
  • Rick from Herndon, VaI think it is kind of funny that The Classics IV had so many one word hits: Traces, Stormy, Spooky, Sunny. The latter three seemed to be about different ways of describing a woman, and it is clear they had found a working formula. Members of this band formed the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Lynyrd Skynyd. Very influential group of musicians.
  • Stormy from Kokomo, InI always felt like this was my song as I was a senior at Kokomo High School when it was released in 1968 and my name is really Stormy! The Classics IV has always been a favorite group of mine!
  • Wayne from Salem, VaI was 8 years old in 1968. My older sister was always buying the current 45 single hits. Plus I really started paying attention to the songs on the radio. I remember this well. I like it better than "Spooky". They are both great. But "Stormy" is my favorite. I love the guitar and the whole mood of the song. Plus Dennis Yost had alot of soul in his voice. The Atlanta Rhythm Section ("So Into You",etc.) from the middle 70's. They were formed from members of The Classics IV and another local Atlanta,GA group. They did a cover version of "Spooky". Great stuff from a time gone by.
  • Brad from Berea, OhThe Supremes recorded a version in early 1969, which remained unreleased until the 1980's. I find their version to be better than the original.
  • Michael from Chicago, IlA great second cut from Classics IV, this got some 'crossover' play in Chicago, like The Rascals (Groovin', People Got to be Free) and Redbone (Come And Get Your Love) on both the rock and r&b stations. Just about every cat who had a 'moody' girlfriend knows what it's all about!
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