Goody Goody Gumdrops
By: 1910 Fruitgum Co.
(B. Carl, R. Whitelaw, J. Katz, J. Kasenetz)
1968

I'm gettin' weaker, weaker
Every time I hear her name
Oh she's gettin' sweeter, sweeter
This girl's drivin' me insane
Oh . . .

Chorus:
Goody, goody gumdrops
My heart is doing flip flops
Gee what love can do
I'm gonnna shout it from the rooftops
Goody, goody gumdrops
With a girl like you

Everything is good about her
I just couldn't live without her
Cause when I kiss her
My words come out this way:

Chorus

To look into her baby blue eyes
Right down to her dainty shoe size
I know when I see her
There's nothing left to say

But . . .

Chorus

I'm gettin' weaker, weaker
Every time I hear her name
Oh she's gettin' sweeter, sweeter
This girl's drivin' me insane
Oh . . .

Chorus x 2

 

ANDY RATING:

A song that tries a bit too hard to be a hit. But -- with the exception of that line about "her dainty show size" -- it has grown on me. Mainly because I find myself singing the chorus over and over . . .

 

NOTES:

. . . a rare "middle eight" break from the verse and chorus . . . but, hey, this is bubblegum, so it's still not that complicated of a song . . .