As the two whizz kid producers presented so far had provided no successful
results we decided to take matters into our own
hands and went into the studios with nothing but a
few selFpenned songs and some vague idea of what we wanted to sound like.
Of the tracks put down it was one of John McNally's, an
attractive tune written in waltz time, that seemed
to have the most appeal. But a waltz did not exactly fit the
idea of what the public would go for. The solution?
Change the rhythm and the meter to something more
commercial while retaining the actual lyrics and melody. What
we ended up with was a quite catchy reggae style song with a mass chorus
that with a bit of luck we thought might just insinuate
itself into the consciousness of our defecting
customers and drag them back into the fold. This was not to be, but for
one week Sing Singer Sing sat at the number one position
of the charts in Bangkok.
Allen: The Searchers And Me Castle-upon-Alun 20099, page 260