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"Sugar Me" is a song written by Lynsey de Paul and Barry Green. The first version of this song to be released was recorded by de Paul as her first single on MAM Records in 1972. It was produced by Gordon Mills and the B-side was de Paul's version of "Storm in a Teacup", a song she had co-written and had been a hit for The Fortunes earlier that year. The single was a hit in many countries, notably reaching the top of the singles charts in the Netherlands (where it stayed for five weeks), Belgium, Sweden and Spain as well as the top 20 in the UK, Australia, Germany, Austria, Denmark and Japan. It also reached the no. 1 position on the Bangkok HSA charts in October 1972, and was play listed on some (WERS-FM, KCRW, KFAI, WPKN etc) US radio stations. It also received favourable reviews in the United States, and was listed as being among the best 5 singles of 1972 by Cashbox. "Sugar Me" was ranked the 14th best selling single of 1972 in the Netherlands, and 80th best selling single of 1972 in the UK. It entered the Netherlands Digital Top 100 on the 5 October 2014, just after De Paul died. The version on de Paul's debut album, Surprise, was a re-recorded and slightly extended version that featured a longer solo by violinist Johnny Van Derek and was produced by de Paul. "Sugar Me" was re-released as a single in 1977 backed with "Won't Somebody Dance With Me" on the MAM label to tie in with the release of her Eurovision Song contest entry "Rock Bottom". The song has been recorded by many other artists, notably Nancy Sinatra, as a non-LP single, and received positive reviews (more recently it appeared as the lead track on the CD album How Does It Feel), Claudine Longet on her album Sugar Me. The song was also covered by actress Abigail on her 1973 self-titled album. Later it was covered by Dutch group Gigantjes, Belgian female trio "Candy", Nydia Caro (both as a single and also as a track on her 1978 album), Esmaye on her album Elements in Me, plus singer-songwriter Nasia Christie who released her version of "Sugar Me" as her first single produced by Brian Canham from Pseudo Echo in 2007. There has also been a rock version of the song performed by the German group Gwen Stacey, on their 1989 EP "Sugar Me". More recently, it has been recorded by Papernut Cambridge, Italian artist, LIM and Karl Jonas on his 2016 album, In a Gilbert Play. In 1973, Klaus Wunderlich performed an instrumental version of "Sugar Me" as a medley with "Standing in the Road", originally by Blackfoot Sue. This version was sampled for the song "Certified" by Guru on his 2000 album Guru's Jazzmatazz, featuring Bilal on vocals and de Paul received co-writing credits. The track was also released as a single with various remixes. This version of the song also appeared on the album Rap History 2000 and also on the 2007 CD Sound Maeuvers by DJ Mitsu The Beats, DJ Mu-R, where it is entitled "Certified/Sugar Me", as well as on the 2016 CD Mr. Beats a.k.a. DJ Celory J Dilla Mix Pt. 2. The de Paul album version of "Sugar Me" is featured as the first song in the movie Cut Snake, and it is performed by Austrian actress Sophie Rois in the German comedy film La série" aka "Fräulein Phyllis. It was also featured in the 1980 Russian movie Тростинка на ветру (Reed in the Wind). 


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One for you and one for me 
But one and one and one 
Pardon me - comes to three 
Looking sweet and all the while 
Hid behind the smile was saccharine 
I'm a go between 

Save me, save me 
Baby, baby sugar me 
Gotta get my candy free 
Sugar me by day 
Sugar me my baby, baby sugar me 
Gotta get my candy free 
Sugar me by day, sugar me by night 
Sugar sugar sugar sugar sugar sugar sugar 

Count me in from one to two 
But nothing more or less will do 
Just me and you 
Honey sweet and harmony 
Will melt away the bitter memory 
It's gotta be 

Save me, save me 
Baby, baby sugar me 
I gotta get my candy free 
Sugar me by day 
Sugar me my baby, baby sugar me 
I gotta get my candy free 
Sugar me by day, sugar me my night 
Sugar sugar sugar sugar 

Save me, save me 
Baby, baby sugar me...

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Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey de Paul (born 11 June 1950) is an English singer-songwriter. Allmusic journalist Craig Harris stated that "one of the first successful female singer-songwriters in England, de Paul has had an illustrious career". more »

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