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"Higher And Higher" performed by Jackie Wilson

(written by Gary Jackson, Carl Smith, Raynard Miner)

Your love
Lifting me higher
Than I've ever
Been lifted before

So keep it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side
For evermore

You know your love
Your love keeps lifting me
Keep on lifting me
Love keeps lifting me
Lifting me
Higher and higher

chorus #2:
I said you're love
Your love keeps lifting me
Keep on
Love keeps lifting me
Lifting me
Higher and higher

Now once
I was down-hearted
Was my closest friend

Then came you
And it soon departed
You know that it never
Showed its face again


chorus #2

Lift me up woman

Keep on lifting me
Higher and higher

I'm so glad
I finally found you
Just that one
In a million girl

And I'll whip
My loving arms around you
Honey, I can stand up
And face the world


chorus #2

I said your love

Oh, Yeah!

chorus x3

[fade out]

(Lyrics transcribed entirely by hand and ear by Paul Rudoff)

Music Video

Higher and Higher is a song that pre-dates the movie by over twenty years. The song was released in 1967, but the music video was clearly made years later. The video is about a woman who is attending a Jackie Wilson concert on Valentine's Day, waiting for her boyfriend to show up. Meanwhile, the boyfriend is getting ready for the concert when, through a series of mishaps, his ticket flies out the window and lands on the ledge of his apartment building. He goes out on the ledge to try to retrieve it, so that he can still make it to the concert, albeit late.

The video is set in the 1970s, but the brief use of claymation in it may date it to 1986 or 1987. In 1986 a new claymation video was made for Jackie's song "Reet Petite" which reached number one in the United Kingdom. This song reached number eleven in the UK charts in 1987, and the music video may have been made then, intentionally set in the 1970s so as to match the concert footage of Jackie, which was clearly taken from a 1970s performance.

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Video provided by YouTube user Andrea Doria.