Deeply Dippy

Album: Up (1991)
Charted: 1
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Songfacts®:

  • The brothers Richard and Fred Fairbrass were an acoustic duo before teaming up with guitarist Rob Manzoli and becoming Right Said Fred. Their first two singles were whimsical dance songs: "I'm Too Sexy" and "Don't Talk Just Kiss." This mellow song is a return to their roots, with Richard Fairbrass singing a tender ode to a lady love.

    The song caught fire in their native UK, going all the way to #1. In America, however, it sank without a trace, leaving stateside audiences with the impression that Right Said Fred were one-hit wonders.
  • In our interview with Right Said Fred, Fred Fairbrass explained that this song started with the title. "We just liked the repetition," he explained. "We liked each verse starting with the title of the song. That was it, really. Nothing more than that. We just liked the nursery rhyme nature of it."
  • The horn section on this song was comprised of:

    Molly Duncan - saxophone
    Sid Gauld - trombone
    Neil Sidwell - trumpet

    Duncan is a founding member of the Average White Band.
  • The music video, directed by James Lebon, shows the band fashionably larking about amongst a bevy of beautiful people.

    This clip was deemed "too gay" for the American market, so their American label had them shoot another one, which the Fairbrass brothers remember being on board the Queen Elizabeth 2. Since the song did so poorly in America, this video was never released.

Comments: 1

  • David from Honolulu, HiAfter hearing their lone chart American #1 single "I'm Too Sexy" for the umpteenth time, I decided to delve a little deeper into Richard & Fred Fairbrass's other work, & I came across their U.K. #1 hit "Deeply Dippy" - which has a jazzy-folky feel to it. It's an even better song than their monster hit, & I don't understand why their other songs like "Deeply Dippy" didn't catch on in the U.S.. It's a shame Right Said Fred were relegated to one-hit wonder status in the U.S., as they were quite a diverse act.
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