100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD’- HERMAN’S HERMITS

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100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘I’m Into Something Good’- Herman’s Hermits.

‘I’m Into Something Good’- Herman’s Hermits. I couldn’t do 100 great songs from the British Invasion without a couple Herman’s Hermits songs. Not that they are favorites of mine at all- they were big for a short period of time and then faded very quickly into oblivion but they had their moment- and the band led by Peter Noone sold a boatload of records. They say that Herman’s Hermits sold more singles in 1965 than The Beatles did. I hear they even out sold Slim Whitman in Scandinavia. The Manchester band even appeared in four films- two which were vehicles to promote the band. Herman’s Hermits were more popular in the United States than they were in their native United Kingdom. Every Herman’s Hermits single between late 1964 and early 1968 charted in the US Top 40. Herman’s Hermits released seven albums from 1965-68 before breaking up. Peter Noone still tours. Herman’s Hermits were popular in their time but their music- which was light weight for the most part- hasn’t aged all that well.

“I’m Into Something Good’- was written by the great American songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. A song that Carole King has said was influenced by The Beach Boys Brian Wilson. “I’m Into Something Good’ cracked the Billboard Top 40 for The Cookies- #38 in 1965. Herman’s Hermits took it to #1 in the UK- their only #1 in the UK and #13 in the US.

Single: ‘I’m Into Something Good’- Herman’s Hermits / Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin/ Record Company- MGM/ Time: 2:25/ Produced by Mickie Most/ Recorded on July 26, 1964/ Released August 7, 1965 in UK- September 1964 US/ Peaked at #13 in US Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart.

12 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD’- HERMAN’S HERMITS

  1. Peter Noone WAS exactly as his adolescent adenoidal voice sounded like- he was just a kid, a teenager through their golden years. A lot of lightweight tosh, ‘Sleepy Joe’ ‘Leaning On The Lam Post.’ (There’s not a lot of street cred when a ‘hip’ young band covers George Formby.) ‘No Milk Today’ is about the only one to be mildly memorable – thanks to the songwriting of Graham Gouldman, perhaps?

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