During the course of Herman’s Hermits’ illustrious career, they’ve released many singles and albums to great renown! In the lead-up to their debut on the Spirit Mountain Casino stage on June 30th, we’ve highlighted our top 5 favorite songs. Read on to discover those that made the cut:
Starting out with a tiny bell ring, “Listen People” immediately jumps from a soft, somber song into a hip-shaking good time. The line “Everybody’s got to love somebody sometimes” commands the listener to never lose the focus of their dance partner. We urge you to listen to this song.
No Milk Today
Originally released as a single in 1966, “No Milk Today” peaked at No. 7 on the UK Singles Charts. Even though it never released in the US, it’s still a hugely popular song. It tells the tale of the loss of love after a relationship. What was and what could have been.
I’m Henry Eighth, I Am
This is a short, poppy song that coined the term, “Second verse, same as the first.” The song bounces back and forth with repetitive lyrics and crisp guitar licks. While the song is repetitious, the sheer happiness it exudes can’t be denied. In fact, it became the fastest-selling song in history up to that point when it was released in 1965.
In 1965, Herman’s Hermits recorded their now famous cover of Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World. When the cover was released, it charted better than the original and hit number 4 on the US charts and number 7 in the UK.
I’m Into Something Good
It’s hard to find a song quite as feel good as “I’m Into Something Good.” Telling the tale of the ideal partner, “I’m Into Something Good” is instantly memorable and one of the easiest songs to sing along to. It was released at the height of the British Invasion and one of the original writers, Carole King, noted that the song was heavily inspired by the music of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.