In the UK it was a top ten success for singer Kenny Lynch, whose version was also released in 1962. It was the absolutly best song on the DVD. Theirs feels like a typically great Brill Building-type recording; Stan Applebaum's sweet pop arrangement shuffles with a vaguely Latin groove, lush strings, horn stabs, and street-corner backing vocals. In addition to the hit appeal of the "second Drifters" lineup, "Up on the Roof" epitomized the urban romantic dream as presented byOther early recordings of the song were made byThe song was featured extensively in the 1992 episode ofRolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All TimePopular Music Wiki is a FANDOM Music Community.Up On The Roof: Songs From The Brill Building"Up on the Roof" has also been recorded byBruce Springsteen and The E Street Band covered the song live in 1975 during the initial Born To Run tour.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and RollIn 2004, The Drifters' "Up on the Roof" was named number 113 onhttps://popular-music.fandom.com/wiki/Up_on_the_Roof_(song)?oldid=6816Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.In the UK the Drifters' version of "Up on the Roof" failed to reach the Top 50, being trumped by two localThe personnel from The Drifters' recording wereQue Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"Up on the Roof" had its most successful UK incarnation via a 1995 remake by It is such an irresistibly plaintive melody that one wonders how the Drifters managed to sound so strong and chippy on their breezy performance. Wolfman Jack's: Graffiti R&R InstrumentalsUp on the Roof & Other Favorites [Collectables]Happy Days of Rock 'n' Roll 60s [Bonus DVD]Sweet Soul Music: 28 Scorching Classics From 1962The Songmaker's Collection: Music from the Brill Building3 for 3: The Platters, The Drifters & The CoastersAtlantic Soul Legends : 20 Original Albums From the Iconic Atlantic LabelSixties Generation: A Decade of Change, Vol. Their version of the song offers a triumphant reading of the lyric; the listener feels that these fellows are city guys, and the recording, with its jaunty tempo, suggests that the narrator is part of -- and used to -- the whole bustling urban tableau, and has no problem rising above it, literally and figuratively, "up on the roof." After Carole King suggested that he write lyrics for the tune which had occurred to her while she was out driving, with King suggesting "My Secret Place" as the title, Goffin kept King's suggested focus of a haven modifying it with his enthusiasm for the movie musicalThe instrumentalists for The Drifters' recording were:Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band covered the song live in 1975 during the initial Born To Run tour.https://culture.fandom.com/wiki/Up_on_the_Roof_(song)?oldid=6817Culture Wikia is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community.In the UK the Drifters' version of "Up on the Roof" failed to reach the Top 50, being trumped by two local Rudy Lewis sings the lead with just a tinge of the melody's melancholy peeking through. The Kenny Lynch version, which largely replicated the Drifters' original, was the … "Up on the Roof" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters. In the UK the Drifters' version of "Up on the Roof" failed to reach the Top 50, being trumped by two local cover versions, sung by, respectively, Julie Grant and Kenny Lynch. Taylor again demonstrates what great interpreter he is, combining the slow prototype of King with the exultant reading of the Drifters, especially in his soaring ending -- making the song his own and scoring a Top 40 hit in the process.Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Vol. But he attacks the song with such bravura that his resilience in the face of the "rat race" never seems to be in question.An Evening at Rao's: Songs from an Italian Restaurant20th Century Rocks, Vol. It hit the moment more than any other song could have. 10: '60s Soul - Tell It Like It IsBest of Soul: Four Tops/Temptations/Smokey RobinsonForever Gold: The Platters Meet the DriftersThe Drifters and Ben E. King Meet the CoastersMost Beautiful Melodies of the Century: Just the WaySubsequent recordings, however, show a world-weary melancholy, even as the song's protagonist finds his (or her) respite atop a city building. Goffin's lyrics are playful, wistful, and empathetic: "At night the stars put on a show for free/And, darling, you can share it all with me/I keep a-telling you/Right smack dab in the middle of town/I've found a paradise that's trouble proof/And if this world starts getting you down/There's room enough for two/Up on the roof." Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike LicenseUp On The Roof: Songs From The Brill BuildingArticles needing additional references from January 2011The melodic title riff was used in the Drifters version of "Under the Boardwalk", which is heard before the chorus of the song.Other early recordings of the song were made byStoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura NyroLearn how and when to remove this template message"Up on the Roof" has also been recorded byIn April 2010, The Drifters' "Up on the Roof" was named number 114 onhttps://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Up_on_the_Roof_(song)&oldid=971982478Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters"Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All TimeGerry Goffin would cite "Up on the Roof" as his all-time favorite of the lyrics he'd written.