"Personality" Performed by Lloyd Price (1959)

September 5, 2008


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Composed by Lloyd Price and his pianist Harold Logan, “Personality” was one of  “Mr. Personality’s” biggest hits along with the classic “Stagger Lee”. I chose this one to present today as it is my favorite of all of Price’s songs. (Besides I was never too fond of “Stagger Lee” even though my Mom was. )

Topping the Billboard R&B Chart at #1 and the Billboard Pop Chart at #2,  “Personality” was not the typical New Orleans R&B style of Price’s previous works. He had made the ultimate cross-over to Pop. This song appealed to everyone!

I can remember being a little girl singing this song around the house: it was the “Over and Over” song and I knew all the lyrics! Still do BTW. And every time I hear it I sing along and I feel good. Try it for yourself and see if it does the same for you. Here are the lyrics: I am sure you will find that once you start singing the lyrics become infectious, so I apologize to you in advance! ;-)

“Personality” – Composed by Lloyd Price and Harold Logan

Over and over
I tried to prove my love to you
Over and over
What more can I do
Over and over
My friends say I´m a fool
But over and over
I´ll be a fool for you

chorus:

’cause you got personality,
Walk, personality
Talk, Personality
Smile, Personality
Charm, personality
Love, personality
And of plus you´ve got
A great big heart
So over and over
Oh, I´ll be a fool for you
Now over and over
What more can I do ?

(repeat chorus)

Over and over
I said that I loved you
Over and over, honey
Now it´s the truth
Over and over
They still say I´m a fool
But over and over
I´ll be a fool for you

chorus

Keep the oldies alive.

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1 Will September 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Hey the song Personality is what I call my favorite all time pop song! I am like you in that I get so happy when I hear it. I used to sing it to a former girlfriend of mine and sometimes when she calls me she asked to sing it again! My wife does not mind it at all! I am glad to find it on youtube again as at one time I could not find it!

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2 SonDan September 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Hi Will,

Welcome to OSML and that’s a great memory you have there tied to “Personality.”
What a great wife you have: she obviously understands the power and emotions that a great oldie can bring ;-)

Hope to see you around soon and often.

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3 SupaStarry September 10, 2010 at 5:22 am

I LOVE this song!! and i love Lloyd’s voice.

i saw on YT that Stagger Lee was the first censored rock song (or so the poster says) i kinda laugh when i think about it compared to todays music lol

i was jus browsing through your archives looking for new (and old) music. maybe its just my computer (again lol) but some of your audio isnt showing up…just wanted to give you a heads up :)

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5 SonDan December 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Hope you are sincerely an OSMLvr. If you are then welcome to the site: I look forward to your continued support and future participation. Happy Holidays!

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