Friday, June 13, 2014

308 – The Dixie Cups – Chapel of love (1964)

Escrita por Jef Barry, Ellie Greenwich e Phil Spector, e lançada pela Dixie Cups, ficando por três semanas no primeiro lugar dos charts pop americanos. Foi o lançamentoda Red Bird Records, a gravadora de Jerry Leiber e Mike Stoller. Foi lançada em compacto simples, com Ain’t that nice como Lado B. 
 
A cançao fala da felicidade e excitacao do narrador no dia do seu casamento, pois eles irão pra “capela do amor”, e “nunca mais serão sozinhos”. Apesar de ser sucesso absoluto com as Dixie Cups, já havia sido lançada pelas Ronettes e pelas Blossoms, em 1963. É a canção de número 279 das 500 maiores canções de todos os tempos da revista Rolling Stone. 

Bette Midler regravaou-a em 1972. Os Beach Boys em 1976 e anos depois foi regravada por Elton John, pro filme Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

Holly Beth Vincent gravou-a pro American Idol em 2011. 

A letra:

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Spring is here, the sky is blue, whoa oh oh
Birds all sing as if they knew
Today's the day we'll say, "I do"
And we'll never be lonely anymore because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Bells will ring, the sun will shine, whoa oh oh
I'll be his and he'll be mine
We'll love until the end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Goin' to the chapel of love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Goin' to


A versao original das Dixie Cups, de 1964:



A versao dos Beach Boys:



A versao de Elton John:


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