EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Dizzy’ – Tommy Roe

What was the number one song in the UK on 4th June 1969?

American singer, Tommy Roe was number one for 1 week with Dizzy.

Being a 90s teenager, obviously my first exposure to Dizzy was the rather wonderful, but loopy version by Vic Reeves and the Wonder Stuff. This version however, isn’t quite so hectic. It is quieter and calmer with a quintessential 60s flower power vibe to it. I guess my impression of this original version of Dizzy is ruined somewhat by my yearning to hear Vic’s fun vocals and Miles Hunt’s backing vocals, so much so that after listening to this, I immediately listened to the 1991 version. It is far superior in my opinion, that probably won’t be shared by people who remember the original when it was released.

Lyrics

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

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