♫ Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me ♫

Do not ask me how in heck I got from Herman’s Hermits’ Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter to this one by Mel Carter.  I SAID, don’t ask!!!  There’s a story that involves tobacco, a cricket, Tom Jones, pretzels and cheese dip.  ‘Nuff said!

This song was written by Harry Noble and originally performed by Karen Chandler in 1952.  The version most often associated with the song, however, was recorded by Mel Carter, released in 1965.  It was also covered by Gloria Estefan in 1994.

Tonight, I am too tired to go digging for fun trivia, so … just listen to the music, okay?  I am truly torn between Carter’s and Estefan’s version, so I shall present them both.  Each has merits, and I truly cannot decide.  Your preference?

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

Hold me, hold me
And never let me go until you’ve told me, told me
What I want to know and then just hold me, hold me
Make me tell you I’m in love with you

Thrill me (thrill me), thrill me (thrill me)
Walk me down the lane where shadows
Will be (will be) will be (will be)
Hiding lovers just the same as we’ll be, we’ll be
When you make me tell you I love you

They told me “Be sensible with your new love”
“Don’t be fooled, thinking this is the last you’ll find”
But they never stood in the dark with you, love
When you take me in your arms
And drive me slowly out of my mind

Kiss me (kiss me), kiss me (kiss me)
And when you do, I’ll know that you
Will miss me (miss me), miss me (miss me)
If we ever say “Adieu”, so kiss me, kiss me
Make me tell you I’m in love with you

kiss me
When you do, I’ll know that you will
Miss me (miss me), miss me (miss me)
If we ever say “Adieu” so kiss me, kiss me
Make me tell you I’m in love with you

Never, never, never let me go (Hold me, thrill me)
never, never, never let me go (Hold me, thrill me)
never, never, never let me go

Songwriters: Harry Noble
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

15 thoughts on “♫ Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me ♫

    • Yet again a coincidence! On a few other occasions I have played a song that you just heard on the radio that day. You say “a small town” , so are you and your wife “on the road again”, to coin Willie Nelson? Hey, that gives me an idea …


      • Yes. We met my son in a small mountain town called Tryon, NC. It is so quaint. While we waited for him, we toured the downtown – museum, shops, book store, local coffee shop, garden, etc. The meal was delightful (I had pistachio coated salmon – excellent).

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  1. Being in love and being loved in 1965 made this song by Mel Carter very special to both of us. It is often asked : “Do the times make the man or does the man make the times?” Mayhaps the same could be asked about a song : Do the times make a song or does a song make the times? I cannot answer that with any certainty, but this was one of the songs that made 1965 even more special for me. I will add one small addition to your trivia. This song is on Bobby Vinton’s mid 1977 album “The Name Is Love” along with his more popular song “Only Love Can Break A Heart”. Vinton’s version is not nearly as good as Mel Carter. Gloria Estefan’s, not even close! Thank-you!

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    • It seems that this one brought back happy memories for you, so I am glad! I didn’t know Bobby Vinton had done it, too! As for whether the times make the song, or the song makes the times … I think a combination of both in most cases.


    • So … if I’m hearing you right, you LOVE this song and want me to find more like it, right? 🤣🤣🤣 Okay, okay! I get it! 🙄 Go take some aspirin for your brain-ache. I’ll try to do better with tomorrow’s selection.

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  2. No question for me, Mel Carter sounds much more sincere, and his music backs him up. My problem is with the lyricist: The kiss me verse should not be going to the “If we ever say Adieu” stage this early in the relationship. Just from my own experience, I tried to make my girlfriends believe we would be together forever, because that is what I was feeling at the time. I gave myself heart and spirit to each one. I was never ready for it to end, but I was too much the romantic, and most girls/women have that practical side that eventually rears its head.
    Not that I knew any of this back then, I just did what came naturally. But eventually I had to figure out why relationships that started so hot would always cool off, and the problem was that very heat. It just wasn’t practical. I wanted the stars all the time, but my girlsfriends wanted a stability I could not provide. I am too much the idealist.

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