Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
- For other uses, see the disambiguation page, Doctor Doctor (disambiguation)
|"Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"|
|Single by Robert Palmer|
|from the album Secrets|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock|
"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.
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.