♫ Betcha By Golly, Wow ♫

A couple of weeks ago, I played You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics, and a reader commented that it was his favourite of The Stylistics songs, along with Betcha By Golly, Wow.  I couldn’t recall ever hearing the latter, but I went in search of and found that I definitely recognized the song, just not the title.

What I did not know, however, is that this song was first recorded under the title Keep Growing Strong by Connie Stevens in 1970!  It was two years later that The Stylistics released their more successful version under the title Betcha By Golly, Wow.

The song was written by Linda Creed and Thom Bell, who wrote a number of songs for The Stylistics.  Not much other backstory out there about this one, but I am amazed at the number of people who have covered this one, including Prince, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick and others.

So, do you guys want to hear the Connie Stevens’ version too, or not?  Oh … okay, then you’ll get both … listen to one or both … your choice!

Betcha By Golly, Wow
The Stylistics

There’s a spark of magic in your eyes
Candyland appears each time you smile
Never thought that fairy tales came true
But they come true when I’m near you
You’re a genie in disguise
Full of wonder and surprise

And betcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you keep growin’ strong
Keep growin’ strong

If I could I’d catch a falling star
To shine on you so I’ll know where you are
Order rainbows in your favorite shade
To show I love you, thinking of you
Write your name across the sky
Anything you ask I’ll try, ’cause

Betcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you keep growin’ strong
Keep growin’ strong

Betcha by golly, wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you keep growin’ strong
Keep growin’ strong

Betcha by golly, wow

You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you

Songwriters: Linda Creed / Thomas Bell
Betcha By Golly, Wow lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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