EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Go Now’ – The Moody Blues

What was the number one song in the UK on 28th January 1965?

British rock band, The Moody Blues topped the charts with Go Now for 1 week.

Originally an R&B track released in 1964 by Bessie Banks, The Moody Blues version is a more rockier rendition of the song. The thumping piano chords tie the song together nicely from beginning to end along with the piano interlude part way through. The recording seems a little rough around the edges, but the whole song is progressive in its sound. Interestingly, Go Now was released with the first purpose made promotional films for a pop single. The short clip precedes Bohemian Rhapsody by a decade. Progression indeed.

Lyrics

We’ve already said “goodbye”
Since you gotta go, oh you’d better
Go now, go now, go now (go now, ooh)
Before you see me cry?
I don’t want you to tell me just what you intend to do now
‘Cause how many times do I have to tell you darlin’, darlin’
I’m still in love with you now
Whoa oh oh oh
We’ve already said “so long”
I don’t want to see you go, oh you’d better
Go now, go now, go now (go now, ooh)
Don’t you even try?
Tellin’ me that you really don’t want it to end this way
‘Cause darlin’, darlin’, can’t you see I want you to stay, yeah
Since you gotta go, oh you’d better
Go now, go now, go now (go now, ooh)
Before you see me cry
I don’t want you to tell me just what you intend to do now
‘Cause how many times do I have to tell you darlin’, darlin’
I’m still in love, still in love with you now
Ooh ooh ooh
I don’t want to see you go but darlin’, you better go now

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