Sharon Tandy: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — May 9, 2022

442) Sharon Tandy — “The Way She Looks at You”

OK, I couldn’t resist, another classic by Sharon Tandy (see #371, 441). This “very Sandy Shaw-like” song (Richie Unterberger, https://www.allmusic.com/album/you-gotta-believe-its-mw0000741620 ) is “upbeat and undeniably commercial . . . squarely in the vogue of 1968 British pop and thus once again its total lack of chart action begs explanation.” (Alec Palao’s liner notes to her You Gotta Believe It’s . . . Sharon Tandy comp) Yes, this is one of the greatest exuberant Swinging London tracks that I have heard. How could it not have been a hit? The song was written by her husband Frank “Fenter’s in house writing team Brian Potter and Graham Dee”, of whom Sharon said “Graham Dee and Brian Potter, they could write!” (liner notes to You Gotta Believe It’s . . . Sharon Tandy)

“You say she doesn’t mean a thing to you. You say that she is just a friend you once knew. Another flame from your past . . . didn’t last, but I’m not so sure. ‘Cause there’s something in the way that she looks at you love. Something in the way that she looks in your eyes. Something in the way she looks at you love. She’s got a look of love that she can’t disguise. If I am out with you she’s everywhere. No matter what we do I seem to see her there. And if it is true what you say, she’s had her day, then why am I afraid? ‘Cause there’s something at the way that she looks at you love . . . .”

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