Like To Get To Know You

Album: Like To Get To Know You (1968)
Charted: 17
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was the follow-up to Spanky & Our Gang's hits "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day," and it scored quite well, peaking at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was their last Top 30 hit, though they continued to score a number of minor hits until October 1968, when lead guitarist Malcolm Hale died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 27. Front woman Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane achieved some success as a solo artist, sometimes fronting for The Mamas & The Papas after the tragic death of the late Cass Elliot. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 7

  • Kim Newsom from Fort Lauderdale FlaThey had such a up beat mellow sound to their songs and when I was working in radio loved to play them
  • Zachary from Dallas TxThis is a correction.. and remember… there were different issues.. so I am including this original release and was on my album in the late 60’s..

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spanky+like+to+get+to+know+you

    If it doesn't copy ask me and I will send it to you!!!

    I LOVE THIS SONG and loved playing it when I DJ’d and loved to see people enjoy it .. and also ask me the name of the song and group.

    it has an intro that was humorous and made the song for me…

    ENJOY

    (tinkling of glasses and Laughing)… oh boy are you ready for that….

    Uh pardon me Miss

    (Yes)

    is that your slipper in the back room

    (My what)

    Your slipper.. uh there's a pink slipper back there with a blue thing

    (No…. No I have my shoes on)

    its not yours... its not… oh I'm sorry

    (No I have my shoes thank you)

    I’m very sorry

    I haven’t met you before have I

    (No I dont think so)

    What is your name and phone number ... May I ask?

    (Im here with a date)

    Well maybe its his slipper

    (NO... you must re crazy)


    But I'd like to get to know you (Yes I would)
    But I'd like to get to know you (If I could)
    But I'd like to get to know you

    Finally I found
    Searching all around
    Just was not the answer
    what I thought was true
    Looked a bit like you
    I figured I might chance her

    But I'd like to get to know you (Yes I would)
    But I'd like to get to know you (If I could)
    But I'd like to get to know you

    Hardly need to say
    She went on her way
    Said it was all over
    Well it's been some time
    And I guess that I just meant to be a Rover

    But I'd like to get to know you (Yes I would)
    Yes I'd like to get to know you (If I could)

    Well I can't promise that I'll spend a day with you
    I can't promise that I'll find a way with you
    I can't promise
    No, I can't promise that I'll love you

    But I'd like to get to know you (Yes I would)
    Yes I'd like to get to know you (If I could)
    I'd like to get to know you, know you, know
    I'd like to get to know you, know you, know
    I'd like to get to know you, know you, know
    Yes I'd like to get to know you, know you, know

    ;;;;;;;

    Once upon I found her…

    Built my world around her

    But I’d like to get to know you yes I would

    Once upon I found her…

    Yes Id like to get to know you if I could

    Built my world around her

    But I’d like to get to know you yes I would

    Finally I found her

    Yes Id like to get to know you if I could

    Built my world around her

    But I’d like to get to know you yes I would

    Finally I found her

    Yes Id like to get to know you if I could

    Built my world around her

    But I’d like to get to know you yes I would

    Finally I found her

    Yes Id like to get to know you if I could

    Built my world around her

    But I’d like to get to know you yes I would
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 24th 1968, Spanky & Our Gang performed "Like to Get to Know You" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Three week later on April 14th, 1968 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #71; then seven weeks later on June 2nd, 1968 it would peak at #17 {for 1 week} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1967 and 1969 the group had nine Top 100 records; with "Sunday Will Never Be the Same" being their biggest hit, it peaked at #9 {for 1 week} on June 18th, 1967...
    Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane will celebrate her 73rd birthday in three months on June 19th {2015}.
  • Omtatjuan from Northern CaliforniaMagical... Simple and yet deep. Which singer was Hale?
  • Nolan from Duarte, Ca@Camille-Nice comment..so poignant ..you have the makings of a writer :-)
  • Jonathan from Newark, NyFirst song that made me fall in love with a mystery girl in High School. She became my wife but it only lasted 5yrs. This song still pulls on my heart when i hear it.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis is one of the most sublime,subtle,sexy as well as romantic songs I've ever heard. I remember riding in the back seat of my parents' car as a child listening to Spanky McFarlane's voice and feeling calm & transported to a wonderful place. And even tho I was so young, after hearing this song, somehow I was never the same again; but in a good way.
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