Betcha By Golly Wow!

Album: The Stylistics (1971)
Charted: 13 3
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  • There's a spark of magic in your eyes
    Candyland appears each time you smile
    Never thought that fairy tales came true
    But they come true when I'm near you
    You're a genie in disguise
    Full of wonder and surprise

    And betcha by golly, wow
    You're the one that I've been waiting for forever
    And ever will my love for you keep growin' strong
    Keep growin' strong

    If I could I'd catch a falling star
    To shine on you so I'll know where you are
    Order rainbows in your favorite shade
    To show I love you, thinking of you
    Write your name across the sky
    Anything you ask I'll try, `cause

    Betcha by golly, wow
    You're the one that I've been waiting for forever
    And ever will my love for you keep growin' strong
    Keep growin' strong

    Betcha by golly, wow
    You're the one that I've been waiting for forever
    And ever will my love for you keep growin' strong
    Keep growin' strong

    Betcha by golly, wow
    You're the one that I've been waiting for forever
    And ever will my love for you....
    (Fade out) Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1972 {March 26th} "Betcha By Golly, Wow" by the Stylistics peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles* chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "In The Rain" by the Dramatics...
    Also at the time, "Betcha By Golly, Wow" was at position #14 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, and five weeks later it would peak at #3 {for 1 week}...
    Between 1971 and 1992 the Philadelphia soul group had thirty two records on the Hot Soul Singles chart, thirteen made the Top 10 with the above "Betcha By Golly, Wow" being their biggest hit...
    Russell Allen Thompkins Jr., the falsetto voiced lead singer of the group, celebrated his 69th birthday five days ago on March 21st, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Soul Singles' Top 10 on March 26th, 1972:
    At #3. "Do Your Thing" by Isaac Hayes
    #4. "Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson
    #5. "I Had It All The Time" by Tyrone Davis
    #6. "King Heroin" by James Brown
    #7. "Day Dreaming" by Aretha Franklin
    #8. "I Gotcha" by Joe Tex
    #9. "Hearsay" by the Soul Children
    #10. "Now Run and Tell That" by Denise LaSalle
  • Mary Helen from HomeThe song was originally recorded by Connie Stevens as, Keep Growing Strong a year before the Stylistics cover was a big hit. http://youtu.be/uTokIbPQyB0
  • Tammi from Dumont, NjIt should be mentioned that a great version of this song was recorded by the late Phyllis Hyman. Her version is marvelous and lush. It can be found on both Norman Connors album (original place) and in her catalog of songs.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaThis is one of those PERFECT Philadelphia Soul gems. You just don't want it to end so soon.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxA true classic! This song is SOOOO underrated. I was happy when Prince covered it, thinking maybe more people would discover what an amazing song this is.
    The lyrics are so simple and basic, yet so heartfelt and genuine. And the melody..trust me, it will get stuck in your head for days. Amazing song from top to bottom.
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