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"Last night, I met a new girl in the neighbourhood, whoa yeah...
Somethin' tells me I'm into something good"
(Something Tells Me) I'm Into Something Good
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Herman's Hermits were a British Invasion band fronted by Peter Noone which recorded many hits of The '60s, including but not limited to "I'm Into Something Good," "No Milk Today," and "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter." They also had three movies and released over five albums, and they're still around to this day.


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  • Break-Up Song: The minor-key "No Milk Today."
  • Cover Version: Several, including "Wonderful World" (originally by Sam Cooke) and "Silhouettes" (originally by the Rays).
  • Excited Show Title!: "Hold On!"
  • Have a Gay Old Time: "The company was gay" from "No Milk Today".
  • I Am the Band: Peter Noone.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", which is about a guy who just married (obliviously) an apparent Black Widow with some very specific tastes in men.
  • Miniscule Rocking: Of particular note is "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", which is 1:50 long. It is one of the shortest songs to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: In this case, Nobody Loves The Guitarist, as Derek "Lek" Leckenby was very put down as a guitarist during the years of their fame. It's only now that Lek is getting some love from critics and new fans as a very competent guitarist indeed.
  • Silly Love Songs: The Hermits could rival the best of them in this department.
  • Single Stanza Song: "I'm Henry VIII, I Am". Lampshaded within the song itself:
    Second verse, same as the first!
  • Small Reference Pools: Outside of the fan-base, one might only know "I'm Into Something Good". You could also call it their Signature Song.

 
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