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Orchard Road

Leo Sayer

1983

jaar
Top 40

7

piekpositie
Top 40

8

weken
Top 40

193

punten
Top 40

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De titel "Orchard Road" doet wellicht denken aan de beroemde retailwinkels en entertainmentzaken van Orchard Road in Singapore. Volgens Sayer is de tekst van dit lied echter gebaseerd op een telefoongesprek in een openbare telefooncel dat hij had met zijn toenmalige vrouw en dat de hele nacht duurde. Hij pleitte voor haar terugkeer naar de flat en vroeg om vergeving na problemen in hun 7-jarig huwelijksleven. De straatnaam in de titel van het nummer is verzonnen. Orchard Road verwijst in werkelijkheid naar Churchfield Road in Acton (Groot Londen), waar zijn ex-vrouw Janice naartoe verhuisd was.

Artiest

Leo Sayer

A-kant Titel

Orchard Road

A-kant Lengte

4:25

A-kant Componist(en)

Alan Tarney, Leo Sayer

A-kant Producer(s)

Alan Tarney

B-kant titel

Gone Solo

B-kant lengte

3:58

B-kant componist(en)

Alan Tarney, Leo Sayer

B-kant producer(s)

Alan Tarney

Platenlabel

Chrysalis

Hoogste positie UK

-

Hoogste positie US

16

Album

Have You Ever Been In Love

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Songtekst

To tell the truth
it's really such a sad affair
Standing here
waiting in the cold night air
But I've got to make this call
Cause my heart is breaking

I hear the pips, drop a coin in the slot
has it been that long?
I thought you'd forgotten me
I know that it's getting late
But it just couldn't wait
Will I have the nerve to say
I just wanna come back
Or should I just go away
I just wanna come back

I've been struck by such bad luck
I need a place, a little happiness and some love
I think, I can see it now
Now let me paint the picture
It's 12 o'clock and the curtains are drawn
They're counting sheep down in Orchard Road
You're hanging on the telephone line tonight
oh, I wish I could be
in Orchard Road

Not much been happening here
I think I got a job
They're gonna call me next week
And I'll be working out of town
Well, it sure beats hanging around

What's that, tomorrow at two?
You're kidding me? No?
Is it all right with you ...?
I don't know what to say
it'll be like a holiday
When you say you're all alone
Makes me wanna come back
And this house is not a home
I just gotta go back

It's 12:10 when I put down the phone
Moon shining down on Orchard Road
And I'm feeling like a schoolboy again tonight,
I'll see you in my dreams
of Orchard Road

It's funny but I thought I'd never go back
I think sometimes I might lose track
But I remember you and the things we'd do
I want it back

In Orchard Road, you've got my heart
I left it in your doorway
In Orchard Road, a welcome back
is waiting there just for me
In Orchard Road, the sun will shine again,
I know, I know
In Orchard Road, you keep my love
Just waiting there for me

It's 8 o'clock and the dawn's arrived
In Orchard Road it's breakfast time
I climb in my car and I turn the key
And I'm gone, I am coming home
To Orchard Road

Alle Top 40-hits

Details Roxy Dekker - Sugardaddy
Details Cyril - Stumblin' In
Details Joost - Europapa
Details Benson Boone - Beautiful Things
Details Beyoncé - Texas Hold 'em
Details Noah Kahan - Stick Season
Details Teddy Swims - The Door
Details Mark Ambor - Good To Be
Details Meau - Stukje Van Mij
Details Dua Lipa - Training Season
Details Dasha - Austin
Details Lost Frequencies & Bastille - Head Down
Details Frenna - Pretty Girls
Details Douwe Bob - Nothing To Lose
Details Ofenbach feat. Norma Jean Martine - Overdrive
Details Rondé - Undecided
Details Flemming, Zoë Tauran, Ronnie Flex - Alles Op Gevoel
Details Kygo with Ava Max - Whatever
Details Di-Rect - My Blood
Details Mr. Belt & Wezol - It's Not Right But It's Okay
Details Zerb, Sofiya Nzau / Zerb, Tiësto & Sofiya Nzau - Mwaki / Mwaki - Tiësto's VIP Mix
Details Dua Lipa - Houdini
Details Chef'Special - Speed Of Light
Details Ariana Grande - We Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)
Details Hannah Mae - Waterdicht
Details Michael Marcagi - Scared To Start
Details Alex Warren - Before You Leave Me
Details David Guetta & Kim Petras - When We Were Young (The Logical Song)
Details Artemas - I Like The Way You Kiss Me
Details Bankzitters - Entourage
Details Djo - End Of Beginning
Details Galantis, David Guetta & 5 Seconds Of Summer - Lighter
Details Hozier - Too Sweet
Details Becky Hill - Outside Of Love
Details Oscar and The Wolf - Angel Face
Details Davina Michelle - I Said No Sir
Details David Guetta & OneRepublic - I Don't Wanna Wait
Details Antoon - Blindelings
Details Purple Disco Machine & Ásdís - Beat Of Your Heart
Details Claude - Écoutez-Moi