I'm Not In Love, 10cc 1975

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
140
Seattle, WA
"I'm Not In Love" is a song by British group 10cc, written by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman in 1975. Written mostly by Stewart as a response to his wife's declaration that he did not tell her often enough that he loved her.

This song is dedicated to my lovely wife, Mimi!!!
I am in love!!!


 

General_Lee

Gretschie
Apr 23, 2022
114
Manitoba, Canada
Nice version. The original is kind of creepy with the "Big boys don't cry" part.
Interesting observation. This part always arrested my imagination as well, although my take on it was that it pointed directly into the propensity of the male psyche to avoid confronting deep emotional issues head on, while still being haunted by them...
 
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mrfixitmi

Country Gent
Mar 20, 2010
1,863
Michigan
Ohhhhhh, Rene,

You are a brave man to attempt this song, and you nailed it! I remember having to record this in class trying to capture the chromatic harmony with 48 voices. You just proved that this can be as heart warming with a single amazing voice. Thanks for showing us how it's done.

Simply Stellar, thanks for sharing this.
 

TV the Wired Turtle

Gretschified
Jul 25, 2009
14,466
Sandy Eggo
"I'm Not In Love" is a song by British group 10cc, written by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman in 1975. Written mostly by Stewart as a response to his wife's declaration that he did not tell her often enough that he loved her.

This song is dedicated to my lovely wife, Mimi!!!
I am in love!!!




Dude! I was a little rugrat when that song was on the radio but I LOVED it, especially with all the spacey ooooohhhhs in the background.
Seriously Great great job
 

Horse Nation

Gretschie
Jun 7, 2022
130
new york
The original is kind of creepy with the "Big boys don't cry" part.

Come on, that's the most memorable part of a very memorable song.

I saw a documentary on the making of that song. Yes, the girl who whispers, "Big boys don't cry" was just as hot as we imagined her to be.

For those who weren't there, this is "hot" for the '70s.
(And she was not a singer, just the receptionist at the recording studio.)
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Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
140
Seattle, WA
Nice version. The original is kind of creepy with the "Big boys don't cry" part.
Hi drmilktruck,
I forgot to incorporate the "Big boys don't cry" part.
I agree with you, that part is kinda creepy!
Love your comments.
Thank you!!!
Rene
Lovely version x
Hi Armygirl,
Thank you for your wonderful feedback!
Respectfully,
Rene
Interesting observation. This part always arrested my imagination as well, although my take on it was that it pointed directly into the propensity of the male psyche to avoid confronting deep emotional issues head on, while still being haunted by them...
Hi General_Lee,
I fully agree!
At first, I thought the song says "I am not in love", it did but he is really in love.
Thanks for the great feedback.
Thank you.
Beautiful classic!!!
Respectfully,
Rene
Ohhhhhh, Rene,

You are a brave man to attempt this song, and you nailed it! I remember having to record this in class trying to capture the chromatic harmony with 48 voices. You just proved that this can be as heart warming with a single amazing voice. Thanks for showing us how it's done.

Simply Stellar, thanks for sharing this.
Hi mrfixitmi,
Always a pleasure to hear from you!!!
When I first got introduced to this beautiful classic, I was not aware of the 48 voices.
I simply heard and captured the melody and the music, and interpreted it the way I know how, simplistic guitar accompaniment with my own flare.
If I knew about the complexity of this recording, I might have shied away from the song request online.
Lovely comments, as always!!!
Thank you!
Rene
Dude! I was a little rugrat when that song was on the radio but I LOVED it, especially with all the spacey ooooohhhhs in the background.
Seriously Great great job
Hi TVtWT,
Thank you for the wonderful comments.
1975 is a very good year, I was in the middle of my high school years, very memorable years!!!
Love your feedback.
Rene
Come on, that's the most memorable part of a very memorable song.

I saw a documentary on the making of that song. Yes, the girl who whispers, "Big boys don't cry" was just as hot as we imagined her to be.

For those who weren't there, this is "hot" for the '70s.
(And she was not a singer, just the receptionist at the recording studio.)
Hi Horse Nation,
I did not know this part of the song!
This is so cool, and she is a real beauty!!!
Now, this song is even cooler in my mind and imagination.
Very nice add info, and thank you!!!
Rene
 

drmilktruck

I Bleed Orange
May 17, 2009
18,941
Plymouth, MN
Interesting observation. This part always arrested my imagination as well, although my take on it was that it pointed directly into the propensity of the male psyche to avoid confronting deep emotional issues head on, while still being haunted by them...
That's a good take on it. It took me awhile (at age 12) to figure out what she's saying.
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
140
Seattle, WA
drmilktruck,
Wonderful memories, and this song really exposes the male insensitivity.
This song is really simply beautiful, in lyrics, and in music.
Plus the fact that the recording and production is super complex.
Thanks for the added colorful story!
Rene
 

GlenP

Country Gent
Jul 23, 2019
2,287
WA
That was awesome!

Have you ever covered “I can’t live, if living is without you” by Harry Nilsson? That one just kind of popped into my head as another one you might try. Very soulful song suited to your style. You got soul, man!
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
140
Seattle, WA
Hi GlenP,
You are simply awesome!
I love your comments.
I will have to study this song, and I know it, and will have to prep for this lovely song!!!
Thank you Glen!!!
Respectfully,
Rene
 


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