Ooh I Do

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"Ooh I Do" was the fifth single released by Lynsey de Paul and her only single released on the Warner Brothers label, after moving there from MAM Records.[1] Co-written by de Paul and Barry Blue,[2] this Phil Spector-ish song with a nod to the style of the Roy Wood/Wizzard sound,[3] conveys the angst about parents not believing in a teenage love affair represented a change of style for de Paul, who also produced the recording. It was a hit in the UK Singles Chart (number 25),[4] and in corresponding charts in Belgium,[5] the Netherlands[6] and Brazil.[7] It reached number 13 on the Capital countdown chart[8] and number 20 on the NME chart.[9]

Together with "Sugar Me" it was her biggest hit in Japan.[10] In the UK, some copies were mis-pressed with the B-side label appearing as "Ten Years After On Strawberry Jam" by The Scaffold, that also appeared on the Warner Bros label, although the track that plays is "Nothing Really Lasts Forever" (K 16400), also sung, composed and produced by de Paul.[11]

The song has been covered by other artists, notably Barry Blue, albeit it with different lyrics; as well as the Japanese artists Kojima Mayumi, on her 2015 CD album Cover Songs,[12] and GML (Girl Meets Love) on their CD GML meets Union Jack.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
Belgium 12
Brazil 11
Netherlands 16
UK 25


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  2. ^ "Oh I Do". Repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  3. ^ Bob Stanley. "Lynsey de Paul 'stood out like a cut-glass decanter among milk bottles' | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  4. ^ "ooh+i+do | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  5. ^ "Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do". Dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  7. ^ Maximus, Carlus (1 February 2016). "1975 January 'Happy man' / 'Kung Fu fighting'". Brazilian1970salbums-singles.blogspot.com. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  8. ^ "PDF Document Capital Radio top 40 1974.pdf". PDF Archive.
  9. ^ 40 Years of NME Charts by Roger Osbourne, Dafydd Rees and Barry Lazell, September 30, 1992, Publisher: Boxtree Ltd, ISBN 978-1852837464
  10. ^ "Cover versions of Ooh I Do written by Barry Blue, Lynsey De Paul". SecondHandSongs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  11. ^ "Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  12. ^ "Kojima Mayumi - Cover Songs". Discogs. Retrieved 21 September 2018.