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tylergfoster
10-14-07, 04:39 AM
Here's what I remember:

This is all from the chorus. A couple are getting married or something perhaps similar, although I am fairly certain it is a wedding. This is a happy pop song, or at least sounds like one. Whenever I am trying to remember this song, I always think of "Eleanor Rigby" and "Paperback Writer" so I think one of them might be a writer or there is a reference to something that sounds like writing or paperbacks in the song, and the girl's name may start with an E. I kinda think it's a Beatles song, but I could be totally wrong just cause of the two songs it reminds me of.

I can't even remember the tune, sadly, but I remember the song exists...I hope someone knows or I don't know how I'll ever figure out what song it is.

Croissant!
10-14-07, 09:58 AM
There's no wedding in the song, but could it be "Eleanor" by the Turtles?

Mondo Kane
10-14-07, 04:52 PM
Wedding Bell Blues?

SlingshotBandit
10-15-07, 06:28 AM
It doesn't meet all of your requirements -- mainly the wedding bit -- but it's poppy and part of the name of the song starts with an "E".

Is it "Jennifer Eccles" by The Hollies?

TheMadMonk
10-15-07, 07:03 AM
Does it have a part in it that goes something like "mmmm mmmm him" ?

Andalusia
10-15-07, 08:41 AM
Does it have a part in it that goes something like "mmmm mmmm him" ?

If that's an obscure "Married... with Children" reference, I salute you.

tylergfoster
10-15-07, 08:53 AM
Sadly, it's not any of the songs suggested yet. I hope I have the right information in mind...all I know for sure is that when I try to remember it I think of Eleanor Rigby and Paperback Writer, so there must be something about the names of those songs that reminds me of this one.

TheMadMonk
10-15-07, 01:05 PM
If that's an obscure "Married... with Children" reference, I salute you.

;)

That would be one hell of a coincidence if I wasn't referencing M...wC, wouldn't it?

Andalusia
10-15-07, 02:10 PM
;)

That would be one hell of a coincidence if I wasn't referencing M...wC, wouldn't it?

True, and I haven't seen that episode since it first aired, but I always remembered Al doing that. "Mmmm mmmm him". :lol:

Droidguy, do you remember any lines from the song? If so, you should google it. That usually helps when I try to figure out a song. (I thought it would be "Elenore" as well, but apparently it's not).

wendersfan
10-15-07, 02:57 PM
No girl's name involved, but "Bus Stop" by The Hollies talks about a wedding.

Groucho
10-15-07, 03:09 PM
I was going to guess "Bus Stop" as well. The chorus:

Every morning I would see her waiting at the stop
Sometimes she'd shop and she would show me what she bought
All the people stared as if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers are going to be the same

rw2516
10-15-07, 07:20 PM
Our House?

SlingshotBandit
10-16-07, 02:39 AM
Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good by Herman's Hermits?

tylergfoster
10-16-07, 09:43 AM
I don't remember any of the words, although if I hear the right song I'll remember. It might not be about a wedding, like I said.

If it's not about a couple or a wedding it's about a girl. I still think it has something that sounds like "writer" in there and perhaps it is about a wedding. And again all I'm thinking of is the chorus. I don't remember the rest of the song.

SlingshotBandit
10-16-07, 05:53 PM
Just to try to get to the bottom of things, is there lots of harmonies? Is it just the lead singer?

I'm not sure why I didn't think of this earlier, since there's a song by one of my favorite bands, Bread (guilty pleasure, ever since my dad used to play their Anthology album when I was younger), that might fit the bill.

By any chance is it "Diary"?

I found her diary underneath a tree.
And started reading about me
The words she's written took me by surpise
You'd never read them in her eyes.
They said that she had found the love she waited for.
Wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it.

When she confronted with the writing there,
Simply pretended not to care.
I passed it off as just in keeping with
Her total disconcerting air
And though she tried to hide
The love that she denied,
Wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it.

And as I go through my life, I will give to her my wife
All the sweet things that I can find.

I found her diary underneath a tree.
And started reading about me.
The words began stick and tears to flow.
Her meaning now was clear to see.
The love she'd waited for was someone else not me
Wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it.

And as I go through my life, I will wish for her his wife
All the sweet things that she can find
All the sweet things they can find

Edit: It fits the possible requirements of a "wedding", in the sense that you may have equated the narrator's taking the girl as his wife, and the "writer" with the object of affection's written diary.

Edit #2: Nevermind. I just re-read your original post. It does NOT fit the requirement of it being a happy, pop song. Bummer. I thought I was onto something with this one.

Numanoid
10-16-07, 06:22 PM
"Valleri" by The Monkees?

Not much about a wedding or writing, but there's an E sound at the end of her name. :D

tylergfoster
10-16-07, 08:06 PM
I think it's just one singer. I think it might be one line about her and then one line about him and then a line or two about them being together. Maybe.

Heat
10-16-07, 10:23 PM
Human Leage - Don't You Want Me (the reference to a line about her, then about him put this into my head)

SlingshotBandit
10-17-07, 02:18 AM
How about...?

The Letter
by The Box Tops (Alex Chilton's pre-Big Star band)

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

I don't care how much money I gotta spend,
Got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

Well, she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn't live without me no mo'.
Listen mister can't you see I got to get back
To my baby once a-mo'--anyway...

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

Well, she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn't live without me no mo'.
Listen mister can't you see I got to get back
To my baby once a-mo'--anyway...

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.
Because my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

Palaver
10-17-07, 02:28 PM
Since you are thinking Beatles, how about Ob-la-di Ob-la-da?

Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store...
Buys a twenty carat golden ring... (Golden ring)
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door...
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing... (Sing)

There's no paperback writing in the songs, but Molly is the singer in a band...

CRM114
10-17-07, 03:52 PM
Is it a 60s song?

dick_grayson
10-17-07, 05:07 PM
Alone Again, Naturally - Gilbert O Sullivan

talks about a church and wedding, but not at all happy. great song, though.

Perkinsun Dzees
10-17-07, 08:47 PM
Is it this song?:

Mystery
By Guy Droid

Hey, girl, marry me
Say I do
I will too

Hey, girl, wedding day
Wear the ring
Gotta sing

chorus:

Now, you ain't no Eleanor Rigby,
And I ain't no paperback writer,
But your name starts with an E
So let's get married, Ellen

tylergfoster
10-18-07, 12:21 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's an oldies song. More than likely 1960's.

Is it this song?:

Mystery
By Guy Droid

Hey, girl, marry me
Say I do
I will too

Hey, girl, wedding day
Wear the ring
Gotta sing

chorus:

Now, you ain't no Eleanor Rigby,
And I ain't no paperback writer,
But your name starts with an E
So let's get married, EllenI got real excited when a friend told me about this song but that isn't it either. Shocking, ain't it? ;)

Toad
10-18-07, 12:35 PM
It's not the Ballad of John and Yoko, is it? That seems screamingly obvious, so I'm sure you'd already know if that's what it was.

Toad
10-18-07, 12:41 PM
I also want to say Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel, but that wasn't the 60s. It's upbeat, has a wedding, the guy's name is Eddie (girl is Brenda). Nothing about writing or paperbacks, though.

wendersfan
10-18-07, 12:43 PM
Alone Again, Naturally - Gilbert O SullivanAs an aside, that was my favorite song when I was nine years old. :)

Mistoffeleez
10-19-07, 11:47 PM
Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass

obscure suggestion:
Ma Belle Amie - Tee Set

tylergfoster
10-20-07, 05:32 AM
I love the song "Brandy". But that isn't it. Nor is it The Ballad of John and Yoko.

Cathepsin
10-30-07, 02:40 AM
It might be "Dear Eloise" by the Hollies. It's upbeat, could be mistaken for the Beatles, and references both writing and a girl named Eloise.

Dear Eloise, I am writing to say
A number of funny things I heard today.
I heard that he's left you and run off to sea.
Could be the best thing that's happened to me.

Writing a letter to make you feel better.
Sorry to hear that he left you that way.
I could've told ya, he was much older,
So much older than you.

You rushed in blindly. He treated you kindly,
Until he found out what he could get from you.
You should've departed before he got started.
Now you've been burned, just like I said you would.

Please read my letter closely. It's beneficial to you.
Must read in between the lines, a message you will see.
If you use your mind, you'll find
I want you back with me.

Writing a letter to make you feel better.
Sorry to hear that he left you that way.
I could've told ya, he was much older,
So much older than you.

Dear Eloise, I am writing to say
A number of funny things I heard today.
I heard that he's left you and run off to sea.
Could be the best thing that's happened to me.