Mr. Big Stuff

Album: Mr. Big Stuff (1971)
Charted: 2
  • (Oh yeah, ooh)
    Mr. Big Stuff
    Who do you think you are
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna get my love

    Now because you wear all those fancy clothes (oh yeah)
    And have a big fine car, oh yes you do now
    Do you think I can afford to give you my love (oh yeah)
    You think you're higher than every star above

    Mr. Big Stuff
    Who do you think you are
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna get my love

    Now I know all the girls I've seen you with
    I know you broke their hearts one after another now, bit by bit
    You made 'em cry, many poor girls cry
    When they try to keep you happy, they just try to keep you satisfied

    Mr. Big Stuff, tell me, tell me
    Who do you think you are
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna get my love

    I'd rather give my love to a poor guy that has a love that's true (oh yeah)
    Than to be fooled around and get hurt by you
    'Cause when I give my love, I want love in return (oh yeah)
    Now I know this is a lesson Mr. Big Stuff you haven't learned

    Mr. Big Stuff, tell me
    Who do you think you are
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna get my love

    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna break my heart
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna make me cry

    Mr. Big Stuff, tell me
    Just who do you think you are
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna get my love

    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna break my heart
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna make me cry

    Mr. Big Stuff, tell me, tell me
    Just who do you think you are
    Mr. Big Stuff
    You're never gonna get my love Writer/s: CARROL WASHINGTON, JOSEPH BROUSSARD, RALPH WILLIAMS
    Publisher: CARALJO MUSIC INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Richard from Cape Town Mr big stuff was one of my favourite songs
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1971 {September 25th} Jean Knight performed "Mr. Big Stuff" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Four months earlier on May 23rd, 1971 "Mr. Big Stuff" entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart at position #92, eleven weeks later it would peak at #2* (for 2 weeks} and it spent sixteen weeks on the Top 100...
    And on June 27th, 1971 it reached #1 {for 5 weeks} on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, for the first four weeks it was at #1 it kept another Knight out of the top spot, Gladys Knight & the Pips' "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" was in the #2 spot for those four weeks...
    Later in 1971 Ms. Knight had another 'Hot Stuff' record on the Top 100, on October 24th her "You Think You're Hot Stuff" peaked at #57 for two weeks...
    He third and last Top 100 record was "Mr. Toot", it reached #50 in 1985...
    Jean Knight, born Jean Caliste, will celebrated her 77th birthday in four months on January 26th, 2020...
    * The two weeks "Mr. Big Stuff" was at #2 on the Top 100, the #1 record for both those weeks was "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by the Bee Gees...
  • Howard Goodman from Edgewater Park NjI know The Chiffons. Laurie Records. Sure wished they used the flip of "He's So Fine" as their first release. "Oh My Lover" is, in my opinion, much better.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlJean Knight's follow-up to this colossal hit was entitled "You Think You're Hot Stuff", which wasnt quite as colossal, peaking at number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Andrew from Birmingham, United StatesDoes anyone know "Sweet-Talkin' Guy" by the Chiffons? When I think of "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight, I think of an affirmative response to the Chiffons. The Chiffons sing about a woman warning other women not to fall for a big bad wolf; the Chiffons call him "sweet-talkin' guy". According to the way I relate stories, Jean Knight sings about a woman who takes the Chiffonic advice and confronts the "sweet-talkin' guy" and shows him who's boss; Jean Knight, however, calls him "Mr. Big Stuff".
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