Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Story Songs: My Boyfriend's Back

Let's have a little fun with today's post. Most of the Story Song posts have been somewhat serious. This one is a fun tune with a serious message.

Back in 1963, The Angels recorded "My Boyfriend's Back" and took it to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It was written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Robert Gottehrer. The trio later formed the group, The Strangeloves, who produced the hit, "I Want Candy," in 1965.

The story in "My Boyfriend's Back" revolves around a girl who is being hit on by a guy while her boyfriend is away. When she rebuffs the wannabe suitor, he starts spreading lies about her:

"He went away and you hung around
And bothered me, every night
And when I wouldn't go out with you
You said things that weren't very nice"

We can only imagine what the guy was saying about her. But now that her boyfriend is back, he is going to face the consequences of bad-mouthing her:

"You're gonna be sorry you were ever born
(Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
Cause he's kinda big and he's awful strong
(Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)"

So she suggests that the bum take a hike and never bother her again:

"My boyfriend's back he's gonna save my reputation
(Hey-la-day-la my boyfriend's back)
If I were you I'd take a permanent vacation
(Hey-la, hey-la, my boyfriend's back)"

I hope guys heed the warning that it's not nice to say bad things about a gal -- especially one who has a boyfriend! And, in this day and age, you might also get hit with a sexual-harrassment suit.


I believe the song is also interesting because it reflects a different time and culture in America; perhaps a bit more chivalry and male dominance. Your thoughts?

The song has been covered by numerous artists and is one of the featured tunes in the musicial "Jersey Boys" playlist. 


"My Boyfriend's Back" lyrics





4 comments:

  1. well ... I love this song :) it brings really cute memories to me from my childhood because my mom loved that kind of music :) Everytime Iistent o it I can almost see my mom again dancing in the kitchen :) for that i really thank you :)

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    1. Your mother must be about my age. I'm glad this song brought back some pleasant memories for you.

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  2. After being in relationship with him for 3 years, he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the other ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, like of issue of not be able to get pregnant for many years, lotto, his email is DRAISEDIONSPELLCASTER@OUTLOOK.COM you can email him if you need his help in your relationship or any other problem like wining lottery your problem can never remain the same again, it will turn a thing of the past in your life.

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  3. Interesting story. Thanks for commenting. And good luck!

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