Hang On Sloopy – Song Lyric Sunday – Girl’s Name – Letter S

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Hang On Sloopy- Song Lyric Sunday – Girl’s Name – Letter S

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has a girl’s name that begins with letter S  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/desperately-seeking-susan/

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From a Wiki article:

Hang On Sloopy” is a 1964 song by Wes Farrell and Bert Berns, originally titled “My Girl Sloopy”. It was first recorded and made a hit by R&B vocal group the Vibrations. When the rock band the McCoys covered it in 1965, the song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK Singles Chart.

According to Rick Derringer, the original version of Sloopy was written by a “high school kid in St. Louis” and sold to Bert Russell, also known as Bert Berns.[3] The inspiration for the song is said to be Dorothy Sloop, a jazz singer from Steubenville, Ohio, and a student at Ohio University.[4]

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“Hang On Sloopy”, by the McCoys was released as a single from their album of the same name as the song. It was written by Wes Farrell and Bert Berns in 1965, and is on the Bang label.

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Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on

[Verse 1]
Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
And everybody, yeah, tries to put my Sloopy down (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sloopy, I don’t care what your daddy do (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
‘Cause you know, Sloopy, girl, I’m in love with you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
And so I say now

[Chorus]
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on

[Verse 2]
Sloopy wears a red dress, yeah, as old as the hills (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
But when Sloopy wears that red dress, yeah, you know, it gives me the chills, oh, oh (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sloopy, when I see you walkin’, walkin’ down the street (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
I say, “Don’t worry, Sloopy, girl, you belong to me” (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
And so I say now

Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on
Yeah (Yeah), yeah (yeah)
Give it to ’em (Yeah), right now

[Guitar Breakdown]

[Verse 3]
Sloopy, let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sloopy, let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me, yeah, yeah (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

[Bridge]
Come on, Sloopy (Come on, come on)
Well, come on, Sloopy (Come on, come on)
Well, come on, Sloopy (Come on, come on)
Well, come on, Sloopy (Come on, come on)
Well, it feels so good (Come on, come on)
You know, it feels so good (Come on, come on)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, Sloopy (Come on, come on)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, yeah (Come on, come on)
Ohhh

Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on
Yeah (Yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah) ah
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on
Yeah (Yeah), yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah)
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on

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Lyrics found at Genius Lyrics

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14 responses »

  1. Good one Barbara, as Sloopy is something that I didn’t consider, but Dorothy Sloop used the name Sloopy. I always wondered what Sloopy was hanging on to, but I knew that when she lets her hair down, that she could really shake it. My best guess is that Sloopy is a prostitute wearing a red dress similar to the one that Roxanne wears and her specialty is the girl on top position, so she is required to hang on.

    • Thanks, Jim! You’re probably right about the kind of story or meaning of the lyrics. At least that’s how I figured it was, too. Of course back when it first came on the radio I had no thoughts about it, just liking a catchy little song. 🙂

  2. I knew there had to be some kind of Ohio connection with this song, because it’s the sing-along at Cleveland’s ballpark, and they do some kind of O-H-I-O dance to it (think YMCA). Great song!

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