Thursday, 1 July 2010

My Favourite 350 Songs of All Time. #339

Bobby Lewis – Tossin and Turnin

Two and a half minutes of the kind of music they just don’t make any more. An unbelievably feel good piece of old fashioned RnB, Bobby gets away with the most blatant wanking euphemism ever captured on vinyl. A paean to the sexual frustration of adolescent men in late 50s America, the song also contains a kind of ridiculous Benny Hill style musical interlude just to add to its sophistication. Verse Chorus Verse Chorus Silly Brief Middle Bit Chorus Fade. That’s all you needed back then. Muse, take note.

Although to be honest it really could just be about being unable to sleep because you were thinking of someone special.

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