Nadine (Is It You?)

Album: The Great Twenty-Eight (1964)
Charted: 27 23
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  • I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat,
    I thought I saw my future bride walking up the street,
    I shouted to the driver hey conductor, you must slow down
    I think I see her please let me off this bus

    Nadine, honey is that you?
    Oh, Nadine
    Honey, is that you?
    Seems like every time I see you
    Darling you got something else to do

    I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
    And started walkin' toward a coffee colored Cadillac
    I was pushin' through the crowd to get to where she's at
    And I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat

    Downtown searching for her, looking all around
    Saw her getting in a yellow cab heading up town
    I caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody's tab
    With a twenty dollar bill, told him 'catch that yellow cab

    She move around like a wave of summer breeze,
    Go, driver, go, go, catch her balmy breeze
    Moving through the traffic like a mounted cavalier
    Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear

Comments: 4

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaStill my fav Berry tune. Always sounded like one of those arranged marriages, and she wasn't in to him at all.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 9th 1964, Chuck Berry performed in concert* at the Astoria Theater in London, England; it was his debut concert in the United Kingdom...
    During the calendar year of 1964 he had three records make the U.K. Singles chart; "Nadine (Is It You)" {#27}, "No Particular Place to Go" {#3}, and "You Never Can Tell" {#23}...
    Plus he also had three albums make the U.K. Top Albums chart; 'More', 'The Latest and Greatest', and 'You Never Can Tell'...
    * Three British groups opened for him; the Animals, the Nashville Teens, and the Swinging Blue Jeans.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkWhen "Nadine" came out in '64 I was in jr. high school. The song got a lot of airplay in eastern Oklahoma/western Arkansas radio. I see from Songfacts that it peaked at #26 on Billboard pop charts in '64. But a lot of kids watched the R&B charts of Cashbox, Song Hits, & Goldmine. What really sticks in my mind was when I went away to the University of Kansas in the mid-Sixties and heard "Nadine" playing on the funky jukebox in one of the raunchiest college taverns ever (just off campus). The bass was turned way up! So when this song came on, the huge rumble just set yo' soul on fire! Same thing happened when "No Particular Place To Go" climbed the charts for Chuck. Those were great times with Mr. Berry igniting the rock & roll scene again. And I am fortunate to have been there & bought the records & danced to the jukeboxes playing his hits again!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 1st 1964, "Nadine (Is It You?)" by Chuck Berry entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on April 26th it peaked at #23 (for 1 week) and it spent 10 week on the Top 100...
    It also reached #23 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1955 and 1972 he had twenty-two records on the R&B Singles chart; with twelve making the Top 10 and four reaching #1; "Maybellene" (1955), "School Days (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)" (1957), "Sweet Little Sixteen" (1958), and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958)...
    Charles Edward Anderson Berry celebrated his 87th birthday five months ago on October 18th (2013).
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