The Tide Is High – Song Lyric Sunday – Songs Slow to Catch On

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The Tide Is High – Song Lyric Sunday – Songs Slow to Catch On

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This week the theme is Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites suggested by Greg’s Blog.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/another-candle-on-your-cake/

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This is a good song that I’ve liked for a long time. I do like a lot of Blondie’s songs. I looked at a few videos for this song, but didn’t like them much, so just went with this album cover one. When listening to the song I always imagined a bunch of beach and ocean scenes, but the other videos were strange city scenes, or outer space weirdness. No beaches or tides, but one had giant goldfish, and with my fish phobia I had to shut it off fast! haha 🙂

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From a Wiki article:

The Tide Is High” is a 1967 rocksteady song written by John Holt, originally produced by Duke Reid and performed by the Jamaican group the Paragons, with Holt as lead singer. The song gained international attention in 1980, when a cover version by the American band Blondie became a US and UK number one hit.[2] The song topped the UK Singles Chart again in 2002 with a version by the British girl group Atomic Kitten, while Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall had a minor hit with his interpretation in 2008.

Fun Fact: In November 1980, the song was played on radio stations across the state of Alabama in anticipation of a football game between the University of Alabama, whose nickname is the Crimson Tide, and the University of Notre Dame.

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The tide is high but I’m holdin’ onI’m gonna be your number one
I’m not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh noIt’s not the things you do that tease and hurt me badBut it’s the way you do the things you do to meI’m not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh no
The tide is high but I’m holdin’ onI’m gonna be your number one, number one
Ev’ry girl wants you to be her manBut I’ll wait my dear till it’s my turnI’m not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh no
The tide is high but I’m holdin’ onI’m gonna be your number one, number one, number one
Ev’ry girl wants you to be her manBut I’ll wait my dear till it’s my turnI’m not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh no
The tide is high but I’m holding onI’m gonna be your number one, number one, number one
The tide is high but I’m holding onI’m gonna be your number oneThe tide is high but I’m holding onI’m gonna be your number oneThe tide is high but I’m holding onI’m gonna be your number oneThe tide is high but I’m holding onI’m gonna be your number one
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Kenneth Holt / Tyrone Evans
The Tide Is High lyrics © Music Sales Corporation
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15 responses »

  1. My husband is simply mad about Blondie who’s breakthrough hit, Heart of Glass came out when we were in our late teens. A talented artist, especially with portraiture, he has two portraits of Debbie Harry that she has autographed. I’m certain that he has every song that Blondie has ever recorded, as well as Debbie Harry’s solo work. I’ve seen Blondie in concert, and they were great. They opened with the song Break on Through to the Other Side, by the Doors.

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