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Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby

GUEST,JDB 03 Apr 09 - 02:24 AM
Joe Offer 03 Apr 09 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,JDB 04 Apr 09 - 03:06 AM
GUEST 08 Apr 09 - 02:24 AM
Peace 08 Apr 09 - 02:28 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Apr 09 - 03:11 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Apr 09 - 03:17 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Apr 09 - 03:46 PM
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Jim Dixon 08 Apr 09 - 04:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song and Artist
From: GUEST,JDB
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 02:24 AM

The Lyrics:

You got me hypnotized baby
Put me in a trance
You got me hypnotized baby
I don't stand a chance

It was played on a commercial for the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the Sculptures in Motion exhibit.

Please Help!


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 07:32 PM

Darn.
I thought I was so clever.
I thought that this google search would take us to the song. It took us to this song (click), but I don't think it's the right one.

Oh, well....

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: GUEST,JDB
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for trying.
Ive tried looking online for a while now and Nothing!
Ive even wrote the place in Atlanta about the commercial and received nothing.
Do you know of another place I could look?
I totally LOVE the song *S*


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 02:24 AM

WoW, ive really stupped you guys.
Does anyone know where I could go to find this information???


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Peace
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 02:28 AM

Stupped is the word. Dang.

Jim Dixon--that's the guy. I'll message him regarding this thread.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'VE GOT ME HYPNOTIZED (Irving Berlin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 03:11 PM

Not the one you wanted, probably, but I ran across it while searching:

From sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

YOU'VE GOT ME HYPNOTIZED.
Irving Berlin
New York: Ted Snyder Co., 1911.

1. Listen, honey dear:
I've been feeling queer.
I don't know what to do
Since I fell in love with you.
It's true, I'm feeling so lonesome and blue, too.
I'll go crazy soon.
Morning, night and noon,
I'm just going around
With my eyes upon the ground,
And now, my honey, I've found—

CHORUS: You've got me hypnotized.
I'm certainly mesmerized.
I thought that I was wise
Till I gazed in your beautiful eyes.
That very day,
You stole my heart away.
I'm doing things I shouldn't do,
Things I wouldn't do.
Things I couldn't do,
I could do for you
Just because you've got me hypnotized.

2. Honey, just for you,
If you asked me to,
Like a baby I'd crawl
Ev'ry time I hear you call.
I'm all wrapped up in a heavenly shawl, all
That I do is fret
Till my eyes are wet.
If my love disappears,
I would sit and cry for years,
And weep an ocean of tears.


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 03:17 PM

From the Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:

WHAT IS IT?
Words, Harry Tobias. Music, Harry Barris.
New York: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 1931
Sung by Bing Crosby.

FIRST LINE: You've got me hypnotized. You've got me mesmerized. Why do you...?

FIRST LINE OF CHORUS: What is it? What is it that makes me want you the way that I do...?


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 03:46 PM

78-rpm records listed by The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project:

HYPNOTIZED
Recorded by the California Ramblers, 1936, Bluebird 6240.

HYPNOTIZED
Recorded by Ted Fio Rito & His Orch, 1936, Decca 677b.

HYPNOTIZED
Recorded by The Drifters, 1957, Atlantic 1141.

YOU'VE GOT ME HYPNOTIZED (Berlin)
Recorded by A. Collins & B. Harlan, 1911, Columbia A-1125.


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 03:47 PM

Sheet music listed at WorldCat.org:

HYPNOTIZED
Words and music by Abner Silver, Al Sherman and Al Lewis.
Sydney: J. Albert & Son, ©1935.

HYPNOTIZED
Words and music by Terry Noland and Norman Petty.
Sydney: Southern Music Publishing Co., ©1957.


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 04:06 PM

ASCAP.com lists 87 different songs titled HYPNOTIZED (or HYPNOTISED) and a further 12 whose titles start with "Hypnotized".

In addition, it lists
GOT ME HYPNOTIZED as an alternate title to HYPNOTIZED by Robert L Welch, recorded by Bob Welch, Fleetwood Mac, and the Pointer Sisters.

Repertoire.BMI.com lists about 153 different songs titled HYPNOTIZED and a further 21 whose titles start with "Hypnotized".

In addition, it lists
GOT ME HYPNOTIZED by Eddie Martin and Kenneth Yeomans.
YOU'VE GOT ME HYPNOTIZED by Lamont Morris Wash.


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 06:14 PM

Here's my final message on this subject, unless someone gives me some more clues:

I can't find the requested lyrics with Google. (I can find lyrics that contain SOME the phrases quoted, but none that contain ALL of the phrases quoted.)

I can't find any information about the commercial described in the request.

The best I have been able to do is suggest some song titles that MIGHT be the song requested, but without any lyrics to confirm it.

Allmusic.com lists (it says) 442 recordings of various songs called HYPNOTIZED. Many of them have sound samples, so you might try listening until you recognize something.

*
This experience (and others like it) have inspired me to write this advice for songwriters: USE GOOGLE TO TEST YOUR LYRICS FOR CLICHÉS.

For example, Google found—

66,600 web pages that contain "got me hypnotized"
38,000 web pages that contain "you got me hypnotized"*
6,500 web pages that contain "you've got me hypnotized"*
39,900 web pages that contain "I don't stand a chance"
21,500 web pages that contain "put me in a trance"
19,800 web pages that contain "got me in a trance"

Any phrase of 3 or 4 words that gets that many hits is obviously a cliché and should be avoided.

I will hazard a guess that "You've got me hypnotized" wasn't a cliché when Irving Berlin wrote it in 1911, but has become one since then.

--
*Showing, I suppose, that 85% of people who use clichés aren't very good at grammar, either.


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 09 - 01:33 AM

WOW!
Thanks for ALL the information.
I will look them up that's forsure.
If they don't help I may have to call Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see if over the phone they can give me something to work with. And I live in Canada! This song is driving me nuts.
I agree its bizzare there's no information about the commercial *S*
Thanks Again


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Apr 09 - 02:12 AM

Every time this thread comes up, I picture this devilish baby in swaddling clothes, with eyes that spiral around and send everyone into a trance.
Beware the devil baby!!!

At one time or another, all of us parents have experienced the demonic aspects of our children's personalities.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: Song/Artist: You got me hypnotized baby
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 09 - 04:40 PM

I finally found the answer!!

It was a full song made specifically for the commercial.
It is property of Turner Broadcasting and will not be made public.

Thanks for all your suggestions.


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