1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Love Me in the Daytime recorded by Doris Day with Frank DeVol and his Orchestra
Written by Bob Hilliard and Robert Allen Recorded January 12, 1959, on Columbia records #4-41354
Doris Day scored big hits with A Guy is a Guy, Secret Love, Que Sera, Sera, and Everybody Loves a Lover. But she also recorded several fabulous, flirty, carefree, light-hearted but less popular songs like Kissin’ My Honey, Oh What a Lover You’ll Be, Anyway the Wind Blows, and Another Go ‘Round. The delightful and enthusiastic Love Me in the Daytime (that spent just a week on the popularity charts at position #100) is typical of the fresh, inviting shuffle rhythms so often associated with Doris Day and it is just plain fun to listen to. Her sincere approach, the attractive timbre in her voice, and the glee in her delivery can be heard in this playful I-can’t-get-enough-of-you plea. Doris Day was always a very expressive singer who could act out a lyric without losing sight of the musical part of the song and it shows in Love Me in the Daytime. Before Doris Day (Kappelhoff) was 20 she was singing with Les Brown’s band. In 1945 Les Brown had a million selling hit Sentimental Journey, with Doris Day as their vocalist. In 1955 and again in 1956, she was named the most popular singer in a national disc jockey’s poll. Doris Day became the #1 box office movie star of the late 50s and early 60s. In the early 70s, her TV situation comedy series ‘The Doris Day Show’ was also popular.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"I’m never ever gonna get enough of you, you, you"