The 'In' Crowd

Album: Dobie Gray Sings for "In" Crowders That Go "Go-Go" (1964)
Charted: 25 13
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  • I'm in with the in crowd, I go where the in crowd goes
    I'm in with the in crowd and I know what the in crowd knows
    Anytime of the year, don't you hear? Dressing fine, making time
    We breeze up and down the street, we get respect from the people we meet

    They make way day or night, they know the in crowd is out of sight
    I'm in with the in crowd, I know every latest dance
    When you're in with the in crowd, it's so easy to find romance
    Any time of the year, don't you hear? If it's square, we ain't there

    We make every minute count, our share is always the biggest come out
    Other guys imitate us, but the original is still the greatest, in crowd!
    Any time of the year, don't you hear? Spendin' cash, talkin' trash
    I'll show you a real good time, come on with me, leave your troubles behind

    I don't care where you've been, you ain't been nowhere til you've been in
    WIth the in crowd, with the in crowd, in crowd!

Comments: 2

  • Tom from Marietta, Oh"Other guys imitate us, but the original is still the greatest" may be one of the most brilliant "near-rhymes" in all of music.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 23, 1965, Dobie Gray performed "The 'In' Crowd" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at position #38 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, four weeks later it would peak at #13 {for 1 week} and it spent nine weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart and #25 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    Later in 1965 the Ramsey Lewis Trio released an instrumental version; their version peaked at #5 on the Top 100...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' show he also performed "Look At Me", it was his debut charted record and two years earlier on January 6th, 1963 it entered the Top 100 for a two week stay, and for both those weeks it was at position #91...
    Between 1963 and 1978 the Texas native had eight records on the Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, "Drift Away", it peaked at #5 {for 1 week} on May 6th, 1973...
    Mr. Gray, born Lawrence Darrow Brown, passed away at the age of 71 on December 6th, 2011...
    May he R.I.P.
    Personal note: My favorite record by Dobie was "Loving Arms", and I still can't believe it only reached #61 in 1973.
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