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Darlene Love (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry

Pop Music

Sometimes some people just know when they meet the right one. “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” features the strong solo vocal of Darlene Love. The song was written by Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers, and Phil Spector. The song is recorded with Phil Spector’s famous dense, layered “wall of sound.” It went to #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.

Darlene Love (b. 1941 in Hawthorne, CA) has had a long career working with many different artists. In 1959, she joined The Blossoms and began singing for producer Phil Spector in 1962. Love has worked with The Crystals, Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Sonny and Cher, Shelley Fabares, Johnny Rivers, John Phillips, and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans. And she continues to perform live.

Here are the lyrics to “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” by Darlene Love:

“Today I met the boy I’m gonna marry
He’s all I’ve wanted all my life and even more
He smiled at me and then the music started playing
Here comes the bride when he walked through the door

Today I met the boy I’m gonna marry
The boy whose life and dream and love I wanna share
For on my hand a band of gold appeared before me
The band of gold I always dreamed I’d wear

When we kissed I felt a sweet sensation
This time it wasn’t just my imagination

Today I met the boy I’m gonna marry
He’s just what I’ve been waiting for, oh yeah
With every kiss, oh this is it, my heart keeps saying
Today I met the boy I’m going to marry

When we kissed I felt a sweet sensation
This time it wasn’t just my imagination

Today I met the boy I’m gonna marry
He’s just what I’ve been waiting for, whoah yeah
With every kiss, oh this is it, my heart keeps saying
Today I met the boy I’m going to marry

Yeah yeah yeah, oh yeah
Today I met the boy
Today I met, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Today I met”

Now that’s a solid gold love song!

If you are interested in learning more about Darlene Love and other backup singers from this era, please consider this: 20 Feet from Stardom [Blu-ray]

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3 Comments

  1. Elvira says:

    Love the oldies it brings back so many memories I would love to listen to the day I met the boy iam gonna marry my husband and I danced to that song at our wedding

  2. Bobbie Jordan says:

    Love the Oldies That was the best time of my Life

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