♫ Dizzy ♫

I had decided to go to bed without posting a song tonight, for I am tired and out of sorts, tried out several songs and none of them were quite what I wanted, so I had, for all intents and purposes, given up.  And then … and then … my dear friend Ellen unwittingly put this song into my head!  No, she didn’t mention either the song or the artist, Tommy Roe.  She didn’t even mention the word “dizzy” … she just made me be … dizzy!

Each of us has a shortcoming … mine is … well, mine are science and poetry.  I am a pragmatist who takes what is said at face value and subtleties, hidden meanings and the like fly high over my head.  So, when Ellen started talking about correspondence of sounds, and a rhyme that doesn’t rhyme, my head started to spin even faster than it had been already and … I got … dizzy!  And all of a sudden, this song popped into my spinning head!  Thank you, Ellen!  I might still not understand the Mark Twain quote that he never said, but I got my song for the night!

Released in 1969, this song hit #1 in the UK, Canada, and the U.S.

Tommy Roe wrote this with Freddy Weller, who went on to become a country singer after a spell as one of Paul Revere’s Raiders.  In 1962, Roe had his first, and only other US #1 hit with “Sheila,” which he wrote when he was 14. He had another hit in 1970 with “Jam Up Telly Tight,” then started recording country songs.  Said Roe …

“Freddy Weller and I had known each other in Atlanta. I was on a TV show with Paul Revere & The Raiders. They had lost their guitarist and I suggested Freddy as a replacement. He moved to California to be with them, and we started writing together. I showed him ‘Dizzy.’ I had written the chorus but couldn’t complete it. Freddy loved it and said, ‘Let’s finish it,’ and we did that on a tour bus late at night. Jimmy Haskell wrote the string arrangement and we had Hal Blaine on drums, Joe Osborn on bass, Ben Benay on guitar and Larry Knechtel on keyboards. You can’t get better than that. It sold 6 million copies, 4 million of them in the States, and it was my biggest hit of all.”

Dizzy
Tommy Roe

Dizzy
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool, it never ends
And it’s you, girl, making it spin
You’re making me dizzy

First time that I saw you, girl
I knew that I just had to make you mine
But it’s so hard to talk to you
With fellas hanging ’round you all the time
I want you for my sweet pet
But you keep playing hard to get
I’m going around in circles all the time

Dizzy
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool, it never ends
And it’s you, girl, making it spin
You’re making me dizzy

I finally got to talk to you
And I told you just exactly how I felt
Then I held you close to me
And kissed you and my heart began to melt
Girl, you’ve got control on me
‘Cause I’m so dizzy I can’t see
I need to call a doctor for some help

Dizzy
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool, it never ends
And it’s you, girl, making it spin
You’re making me dizzy, my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And it’s you girl making it spin
You’re making me dizzy
You’re making me dizzy
I’m so dizzy
You’re making me dizzy

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jamie D Slocum
Dizzy lyrics © Sony/atv Songs Llc, Bike Music

39 thoughts on “♫ Dizzy ♫

  1. Hah! You’re really plowing through my musical memories this week. “Dizzy” was the favorite song of another sister, so much so, I nicknamed her Dizzy, a name that stuck with her for a while and weirdly delighted her. She’d tell people, “My brother calls me Dizzy!”

    Cheers

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  2. Jill, it is a fun song. I had forgotten “Hooray for Hazel” until Roger mentioned. These songs were more pop than rock, but still were fun. As I type this, “Come Together” by The Beatles just came on my car radio (I am not driving ), a less pop song, and one of Lennon’s grittier tunes. Keith

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      • Just as did I, Keith! But, the minute the beat started, I remembered it like it was yesterday! Stay tuned … there must be more Tommy Roe in the lineup! And now, you’ve mentioned Buddy Holly, so he must fit in somewhere, too!

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    • Yeah, no deep meanings or soulfulness … just fun. I, too, had forgotten “Hooray for Hazel” until Roger mentioned it, and “Sheila” until John mentioned it! And, while I haven’t thought of “Come Together” for ages, the minute I read this comment, it was playing in my head! Music has a way of doing that, doesn’t it?

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  3. When I was reading this post I started giggling uncontrollably for more than one reason : 1) Way back in the 60’s a very special someone used to say that I made him dizzy! My Propensity for Loquacity and circuitous talking are not recently acquired traits. 2) Making YOU dizzy means that I have not lost my touch!! It may, or not, surprise you that I have been a fan of Tommy Roe’s from 1962 to his retirement in 2018. I loved his co-written autobiography “From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown and places in between” which was published, if memory serves me correctly, about 4 years ago. You might enjoy his 2020 version of this song : “Dizzy Covid-19 Edition”! Benjamin and I love it! WHAK! Thank-you for the giggles!!

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    • I was hoping you would see this one, and I’m doubly glad it brought a giggle and a memory!!! No ma’am, you certainly have NOT lost your touch! You definitely made me dizzy! I had no clue that Tommy Roe had written an autobiography! Interesting title! I will check out the updated 2020 version to this song tomorrow … erm … later today, after sleep! WHAK!

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