Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)

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"Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"
Single by Robert Palmer
from the album Secrets
Released 1979
Format Vinyl
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 3:10
Label Island Records
Writer(s) Moon Martin

"Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" is a 1978 song written by Moon Martin and first recorded on his album Shots From a Cold Nightmare. A year later the song appeared on by Robert Palmer's 1979 album Secrets and was a hit, reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Canadian RPM chart in 1979. It was remixed with heavier guitars and drums for the greatest hits collection Addictions: Volume 1. The Song was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards.[1]

The song is relatively unique in that it begins with a stanza written in typical 8 bar blues structure & chord sequence, and then progresses to a 10 bar blues chorus. Mixing bar structure is of course not unique, a prime example being Bird Dog recorded by The Everly Brothers and written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant in 1957, which has a 12 bar blues stanza and an 8 bar blues chorus. "Doctor, Doctor", however, is one of the very few examples of mixing of the much more rare 10 bar blues structure in charted country compositions.[2]