Coverafbeelding Rupert Holmes - Him
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   18 piekpositie
  •   86 punten
  •   1980

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   24-02-1947
Land   Groot Brittanië

Rupert Holmes uit Northwich (Groot Brittanië) is een componist, singer-songwriter, arrangeur, producer en schrijver. In Nederland had hij in 1980 twee hits: Escape (The pina colada song), dat de 13e positie in de Nederlandse Top 40 bereikte. De opvolger Him bereikte in de Top 40 de achttiende plaats. In 1981 schopte Adventure het niet verder dan de tipparade.

Rupert werd geboren in een muzikaal gezin met een Amerikaanse vader (legerofficier en bandleider) en Britse moeder, vandaar dat hij twee nationaliteiten bezit. Als snel verhuisde de familie naar de Verenigde Staten,waar hij zijn muzikale opleiding (klarinet) kreeg hij aan de Manhattan School for Music.



Op zijn twintigste begon zijn muziekcarrière toen hij met diverse artiesten muziek opnam, van composities tot 'jingles' etc. Hij nam op voor en met Gene Pitney, The Platters, The Drifters, Wayne Newton, maar werkte ook mee aan de televisieserie The Partridge Family.

Naast musiceren en produceren, componeerde Holmes bekende liedjes voor anderen:

voor The Buoys: Timothy, Give up your guns en The prince of thieves;



Hij schreef ook musicals zoals "Drood", een bewerking van een onvoltooid werk van Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.



Songtekst

Over by the window, there's a pack of cigarettes
Not my brand you understand, sometimes the girl forgets
She forgets to hide them, I know who left those smokes behind
She'll say, oh, he's just a friend and I'll say, oh, I'm not blind to

Him, him, him, what's she gonna do about him
She's gonna have to do without him
It's him or it's me, me, me
No one gets to get it for free, it's me or it's him

Don't know what he looks like, don't know who he is
Don't know why she thought that I would say what's mine is his
I don't want to own her but I can't let her have it both ways
Three is one too many of us, she leaves with me or stays with

Him, him, him, what's she gonna do about him
She's gonna have to live without him
It's him or it's me, me, me
No one gets to get it for free, it's me or it's him

If she wants him she can have him
Just exactly how we once were
It's goodbye to he and I
Back to me and her, without

Him, him, him, what's she gonna do about him
She's gonna have to do without him
Or do without me, me, me
No one gets to get it for free
Time for me to make the girl see

It's me or it's him, him, him, what's she gonna do about him
She's gonna have to do without him
Or do without me, me, me
No one gets to get it for free
Time for me to make the girl see, it's me or it's him

Songinformatie

ArtiestRupert Holmes
 A-kant
Titel Him
Lengte 03:34
Componist(en) Rupert Holmes
Producer(s) Rupert Holmes, Jim Boyer
 B-kant
Titel Get Outta Yourself
Lengte 04:43
Componist(en) Rupert Holmes
Producer(s) Rupert Holmes, Jim Boyer
 
Platenlabel MCA
Catalogusnr 101.536
Album Partners In Crime


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