Song Lyric Sunday (23 February 2020) – Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last week, Jim (NewEpicAuthor, A Unique Title For Me) set a theme of choices (my selection). This week, he gives us the theme of things associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

It is a heavy subject but I wanted to keep things upbeat, especially after I myself posted about a serious event last week. So how about a bit of disco? My song is very cheesy, but a fun listen.

Ottawan came along at the very end of the disco era. Their biggest hit was D.I.S.C.O. in 1979 (you might remember that one if you’re European) but their second-biggest was called Hands Up, which did well across Europe in 1981 (it reached #3 in the UK).

It didn’t chart in the Americas until a remix was released in 1988, which reached #7 in Canada. Despite the name, though, Ottawan were not Canadian but French (Patrick Jean-Baptiste and Annette Eltice). As far as I can make out, none of their music was released in the USA. Ottawan was formed by (Frenchman) Daniel Vangarde and (Belgian) Jean Kluger, who also penned and produced this track.

It’s just a bit of nonsense, but a catchy, enjoyable tune, unmistakeably from the era. I hope you enjoy.

Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme your heart
Give it, give it
Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme
All your love, all your love

Angel face, I love your smile
Love your ways, I like your style
What can I do to get closer to you?
Don’t think twice or count to ten
Don’t take advice, don’t ask me when
Just come my way, simply kiss me and say:

Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme your heart
Give it, give it
Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme
All your love, all your love

With you head up in the sky
Every day you’re walking by
Why don’t you ever starts looking at me?
[Lyrics from: https:/lyrics.az/ottawan/-/hands-up.html]
Stop that game, don’t waste your time
For all your dreams are matchin’ mine
No use to play hide and seek for a week

Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme your heart
Give it, give it
Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme
All your love, all your love

Let me be your Romeo, your wonder boy
And your super champ
Let me take you to the milky way
On a holiday, on a holiday
Follow me (follow me) why don’t you follow me (why don’t you follow me)?
Just come my way, simply kiss me and say:

Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme your heart
Give it, give it
Hands up, baby, hands up
Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme
All your love, all your love

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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