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Jackie Wilson — (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Album: The Greatest Hits Of Jackie Wilson
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Total ratings: 1359








Released: 1967
Length: 2:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side, forever more

You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
Now listen

Now once, I was down hearted
Disappointment, was my closest friend
But then you, came and it soon departed
And you know he never
Showed his face again

That's why your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

I'm so glad, I've finally found you
Yes that one, in a million girls
And I whip, my loving arms around you
I can stand up, and face the world

Let me tell ya, your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now sock it to me
Hold me, ... the other woman
Keep my love going
Higher and higher
I said keep on lifting
Lift me up mama
Keep on lifting me
Higher and higher
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 Tomasni wrote:
8 -> 9 - OUTSTANDING
 
There you go....maybe my previous comment helped....now...where's the 9.5 rating button at? 
8 -> 9 - OUTSTANDING
Lately when I hear this song I think of a movie's credits rolling...anyone know what movie it is? I feel like it's a movie I've seen many many times...
Crivens, I've never noticed quite how high pitched those backing singers are before.
 Tomasni wrote:
Long Live Radio Paradise
My rating is a  very SOLID  8 -M o s t   E x c e l l e n t       almost  9  
 
Your rating has got to be "Higher & Higher"  It's a 9 for sure!!  Long Live RP!!
Long Live Radio Paradise
My rating is a                    very SOLID                                        8 -M o s t   E x c e l l e n t     
Jackie Wilson said
It was Reet Petite
Kinda love you got
Knock me off my feet
Let it all hang out
thanks Bill now I don't have to get that mid-morn coffee
Great song but the Chipmunks backing vocals grate after a while.
Soniah, Bertold, Miriam and Maria ladin girl which is mixing emo with retro roman, came like a stampede,
CLASSIC{#Dancingbanana_2}
another great one from 1967,  
 unclehud wrote:
"I'm so glad, I've finally found you,
You're that one-in-a-million girl.
When I wrap my loving arms around you,
I can stand up, and face the world."

That's a love song. 

 
Yes Sir!  : )

the voice of Jackie Wilson is positive medicine 
A tenor with a four octave vocal range,
One of the very finest to ever.
Jackie, what a voice never go wrong with some Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson..
 drivingunit103 wrote:

...just love it when Bill tosses in one of these classics here and there.



 
amen

...just love it when Bill tosses in one of these classics here and there.


Awesome voice!  Jackie Wilson doing this song rates a 10 just because its timeless, and so ALIVE!!!
Norah Jones and the Malick Group were right before this and she depressed the hell outta me, she lacks passion
fly
 LastChance wrote:
Why does the image of the Sta-Puffed Marshmallow Man pop into my head when I hear this?


 
Harold Ramis, RIP...

Ernie Hudson, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis vs. The Stay Puft Marshmallow man 
Can be a rising spiritual song too!!
"I'm so glad, I've finally found you,
You're that one-in-a-million girl.
When I wrap my loving arms around you,
I can stand up, and face the world."

That's a love song. 
Reminds me of Mickie's A Go-Go in Omaha, Nebraska!
Brilliant. So joyful. Would be dancing in my living room if I didn't have a cat asleep on my lap. {#Dance}

holy moly !


Wonderful infectious, soulful music - there is grinning and tapping of feet going on here! {#Propeller}
One of the greatest of all time
Death to Smoochy!  {#Dancingbanana}
I still can't help but think of Ghostbusters II every time I hear this song. That's actually a good thing. :)
An icon
 dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.
 
great to see that racism is alive and well in wisconsin.  get new parts for your head, asshole
Damn Bill, you are spinning a great set of tunes this evening. For those of you who live in the Chicago area, the Black Ensemble Theater are running a production called the Jackie Wilson Story. It is a must see show!
What a great song for a Friday afternoon.
Not sure I understand the connection between this song and the previous "Sullivan Street," but ohhhh - Jackie Wilson. There is never a bad time for one of his songs.{#Mrgreen}
Perfect song.
Phew, washed that Counting Crows right outta my head...
Awww, hells yeah!
Onwards n upwards RP

Why does the image of the Sta-Puffed Marshmallow Man pop into my head when I hear this?

 dedawson wrote:

Or head into the evening!

 

or keep the evening lasting a little longer before the night.

{#Bananasplit}
 dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man.

Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then?

Good music though.
 

Can you say stereotypification?  (probably not)
 Mugro wrote:
HIGHER!

{#Bananasplit}
 
The older I get, the higher I rate. OK. I'm done.

HIGHER!

{#Bananasplit}
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Great way to start the day! {#Sunny}
 
Or head into the evening!

Great way to start the day! {#Sunny}
Ah, Jackie Wilson... the energy just jumps out of the grooves on this one. The man had truly attained enlightenment. 

And don't forget the wonderful tribute song - an amazing and moving sonic tapestry- to  Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson  (who both left this earthly realm in 1984)
"Nightshift" by the Commodores, :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlsfYDj2HWA

2nd verse:
"Jackie (Jackie), hey what'you doing now
It seems like yesterday
When we were working out
Jackie (Jackie, oh) you set
The world on fire
You came and gifted us
Your love it lifted us
Higher and higher "


 nattywoohoo wrote:


Totally!

Egon: I don't think they make Nikes in her size, Ray.
Peter Venkman: Hey, she's tough. She's a harbor chick!

 
heh...it make me think of Busters immediately. 

Great song!

 phlattop wrote:

Van did write a song called "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in heaven when you smile)". His tribute, maybe?
 
Kinda sounds like.

 westslope wrote:

You mean while the Red State rednecks dreamt of aerial bombing innocent women and children?

 

Were you and dancingfox separated at birth?
If you like this - you should check out Flip Wilson!  
 copymonkey wrote:

From Wikipedia:

Wilson suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 29, 1975, falling head-first to the stage while singing "Lonely Teardrops". The blow to the head Wilson suffered left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months, he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49. Al Green, the soul singer, and Elvis Presley were some of the few artists who regularly visited the bed-ridden Wilson.

Sad end—wasn't around long enough to get the John Lee Hooker, Al Green, Johnny Cash re-emergence he so richly deserved.

What a great song and sad story...
 


Fantastic song, but why is this the only one of Jackie's songs in the system?

More, Bill!

dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.

No...pomade, asshole. And don't come back.

 westslope wrote:

You mean while the Red State rednecks dreamt of aerial bombing innocent women and children?

 
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact
{#Cowboy}

From Wikipedia:

Wilson suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 29, 1975, falling head-first to the stage while singing "Lonely Teardrops". The blow to the head Wilson suffered left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months, he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49. Al Green, the soul singer, and Elvis Presley were some of the few artists who regularly visited the bed-ridden Wilson.

Sad end—wasn't around long enough to get the John Lee Hooker, Al Green, Johnny Cash re-emergence he so richly deserved.


This song keeps lifting me (and my ratings) higher!!

9 ———> 10 !!

{#Dancingbanana}
Yay, Jackie Wilson!
 Yamson wrote:
Anyone else have a mental picture of the Statue of Liberty walking through the streets of Manhattan?

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 

Totally!

Egon: I don't think they make Nikes in her size, Ray.
Peter Venkman: Hey, she's tough. She's a harbor chick!

 Bleyfusz wrote:
Yeppers. Sounds like the very spark of inspiration of young Van Morrison.
 
Van did write a song called "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in heaven when you smile)". His tribute, maybe?
 dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man.

Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then?

Good music though.
 

 It would appear your white hood obstructed your vision, or was that from constantly crawling on your belly...{#Ass}
 dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.
 
Better get some shirts with higher collars.  I think I see some red showing.

 dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man.

Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then?

Good music though.
 

I wish Fox News would start an online music service, so trolls (like this racist prick) would stay off RadioParadise. And yeah, you can quote me.
 dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.
 
You mean while the Red State rednecks dreamt of aerial bombing innocent women and children?

Anyone else have a mental picture of the Statue of Liberty walking through the streets of Manhattan?

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.

you're disgusting.

dancingfox wrote:
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.
hmmmm...two racist remarks on the same thread. Who let these guys in?
93vx800 wrote:
Thank you! So much better than the previous Counting Crows track.
Yeppers. Sounds like the very spark of inspiration of young Van Morrison.
No one EVER sang like Jackie! No one ever will. Even Van paid homage, and named a song after him.
Pretty high voice for a black man. Wonder if they spent most of their money on rims, watches, and shoes back then? Good music though.
93vx800 wrote:
Thank you! So much better than the previous Counting Crows track.
deja vu and I agree.
Thank you! So much better than the previous Counting Crows track.
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natius wrote:
That's Barack Obama original soundtrack
:high-five:
Thank Gawd! Needed something with some soul after that last one...
That's Barack Obama original soundtrack
This always puts a smile on my face. :biggrin:
Been groovin' to this toon for decades. Absolutely superb. Now how do we label this? Soulful R&B?
I'm trying to cut way back on "10's" but this makes the cut in a cakewalk.
mattsommer wrote:
the only way this song could be any better is if it was coming from walking statue of liberty.
:lol: I can't listen to this song without thinking of Ghostbusters II... "Keep kickin' Libby! If you make this work, we'll pop for a weekend in Vegas with the Jolly Green Giant!"
How can anyone not get into this! :bounce: :guitarist: :motor: :bananapiano: :boohoo:
They don't call it Soul for nothing. Soul-less is a sad state of being. Xeric wrote:
Aretha and then this in one night? Too much soul, Bill. Way too much.
To truely appreciate music you can never have to much Soul. Its the nature of the beast and personally I Love It
mattsommer wrote:
the only way this song could be any better is if it was coming from walking statue of liberty.
Yes, even inanimate objects will be driven to move to the beat! :bounce:
mattsommer wrote:
the only way this song could be any better is if it was coming from walking statue of liberty.
"Vy am I drippings with goo?" :mrgreen:
the only way this song could be any better is if it was coming from walking statue of liberty.
Head boopin, foot tappin.
"good to be alive music" !
Xeric wrote:
Any soul is too much.
Well, we are still talking about music, no?
redeyespy wrote:
TELL me you're kidding. Hard to tell here sometimes, and I've certainly been grilled over my apparent misreadings of sarcasm before. But again, tell me you're kidding.
I'm kidding. But now I'm lying. I wasn't kidding, nope, sorry. Oxymoron or not . . . too much soul. Any soul is too much. According to me; good thing for you guys I don't do the programming! :lol:
Xeric wrote:
Aretha and then this in one night? Too much soul, Bill. Way too much.
TELL me you're kidding. Hard to tell here sometimes, and I've certainly been grilled over my apparent misreadings of sarcasm before. But again, tell me you're kidding.
To Almarie: :hug: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :kiss:
I normally like backing vocals, but the backup "echo" vocals on this song are so staccato-sounding, I can't stand it. And this song is just too happy for me.
Xeric wrote:
Aretha and then this in one night? Too much soul, Bill. Way too much.
A puzzling oxymoron. :eh:
Cream of the crop stuff. That's hard to be, but it is what it is.
There are issues I have with the numbers in the ratings versus the descriptions. This is one of the few songs where "Godlike" applies imho. Just one of the greatest ever.
just a great happy song - always makes me smile and sing along.
"While performing their 1982 hit "Jackie Wilson Said" the band Dexys Midnight Runners were seen performing in front of a projection of the darts player Jocky Wilson. <2> Opinions differ as to whether this was deliberate or accidental" TOTP - Wikipedia
Loved by all demographics when released...who can do that today. Priceless!
A classic!
Aretha and then this in one night? Too much soul, Bill. Way too much.
yes yes yes
This guy is crazy in love! :D
What was I thinking?? I had this rated as 9. This is sheer 10 if not higher, and higher and higher!
sutcliff wrote:
Ghostbusters!
so glad somebody else said it!
Ghostbusters!
truk77 wrote:
Am I the only one who remembers that scene from Ghostbusters 2, with the walking Statue of Liberty?
Nope! Everytime I hear this amazing song it reminds me of that scene.
truk77 wrote:
Am I the only one who remembers that scene from Ghostbusters 2, with the walking Statue of Liberty?
For me, this song is Smoochy Heaven time! :bounce: Remember, boys and girls: friends come in all sizes!
OK, young 'uns learn the elements of great R&B. Now gets up and shake.
Great Monday morning tune. YAY!
I wonder if this song could power the Statue of Liberty to walk? Maybe if there was some way we could cover it in pink emotional slime...
maryte wrote:
Ah, such a delight, especially after hearing the unfortunately mediocre Counting Crows
:high-five: everybody get down
truk77 wrote:
Am I the only one who remembers that scene from Ghostbusters 2, with the walking Statue of Liberty?
Nope, not the only one. Good films. GREAT song :jump:
emleamy wrote:
A nice lift up to my morning... TGIF!
Works on a Saturday night too!
Every time I hear this song, I picture a movie musical moment where people spontaneously boogie down. If this song isn't gorgeous, fun, and inspiring, I don't know what is.
A nice lift up to my morning... TGIF!
Simply pure and perfect. Jackie Wilson's voice, a force of nature in itself, overcomes all odds even with mediocre material, and when he has a great soul classic like this, defines the form itself. I won't give him a "10" for his taste over his entire career, unfortunately, as he had too many clunkers to approach the status of a James Brown or Ray Charles. BUT for this stupifying success and a few other numbers he has more than earned his place in rhythm and blues heaven. A stone-cold undisputable "10" for this!