Love Potion No. 9" is a song written in 1959 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally performed by the Clovers, who took it to number 23 on the US as well as R&B charts that year. Their version reached number three on the . Billboard Hot 100 and number two on Cash Box during the winter of 1965. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass did an instrumental version (side 2, track 1) on his 1965 album Whipped Cream and Other Delights.
The album featured their first single released in June 1963, a version of the Drifters' "Sweets for My Sweet", which was a . N. for the band, as well as their version of the Clovers "Love Potion N. ", which was released as a single in the . Love Potion N. " peaked on the US charts at No. 3 on December 19, 1964. Michael Pender - lead guitar, backing vocals.
Love Potion N. Lyrics.
Some time ago I founded a band called "Love Potion" in Germany. As we played a very special cover of the 60's song "Love Potion No. 9" by Leiber, Stoller, I started collecting records with any kind of versions of this song. The original performance of The Clovers goes back to 1959. Since then it has been covered at least a hundred times around the whole world.
sign She said, "What you need is Love Potion Number Nine" She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink She said, "I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink" It smelled like turpentine, it looked like India ink I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink I didn't know if it was. day or night I started kissin' everything in sight But when I kissed a cop down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine He broke my little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink I didn't know if it was day or night I started kissin'.
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