The Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) peaked at #10 in the Billboard 100 and #22 in the UK  in 1970. I’ve always liked the song and liked it even more when it was on the Jackie Brown soundtrack. Not only on the soundtrack but became part of the plot in the movie.

Great song from a  great period.

From Songfacts.

“Didn’t I (blow your mind this time)” is the second-highest-charting hit by R&B/Soul sensations The Delfonics, on their third studio album which happens to be their self-titled one. Like many of their hits on the Philly Groove label, it’s a slow, passionate love song. It was written by producer Thom Bell and founding frontman William Hart.

It’s also been covered extensively, by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Regina Belle, Jackie Jackson, Millie Jackson, The Trammps, Maxine Nightingale, Patti LaBelle, and… a pop version by New Kids on the Block, on their self-titled debut album. Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?

Thom Bell, who produced for the Delfonics, also produced for The Stylistics, Chubby Checker, and Elton John. But his main focus was the “Philly sound,” which is soul music characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements. “Didn’t I (blow your mind this time)” is the perfect, textbook example of Philadelphia Soul.

Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

I gave my heart and soul to you, girl
Didn’t I do it baby, didn’t I do it baby

Gave you the love you never knew, girl
Didn’t I do it baby, didn’t I do it baby

I’ve tried so many times and that’s no lie
It seems to make you laugh each time I cry

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Listen

I thought that heart of yours was true, girl
Now didn’t I think it baby, didn’t I think it baby

But this time I’m really leavin’ you, girl
Hope you know it baby, hope you know it baby

Ten times or more, yes, I’ve walked out that door
Get this into your head, there’ll be no more

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I

Didn’t I do it baby, didn’t I do it baby
Didn’t I do it baby, didn’t I do it baby

Ten times or more, yes, I’ve walked out that door
Get this into your head, there’ll be no more

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
I got to live you, baby

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I

 

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

17 thoughts on “The Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)”

  1. Same group but video and lyrics are different songs (if you don’t want me to let you know when i see this, please please please tell me, ok?). The Delfonics are one of those golden sounds that never grow old. I see you mentioned, Jackie Brown. Are you a Tarantino fan?

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    1. Thank you…no I want to know.

      No excuse but we lost our dog today and I knew it was coming last night…I shouldn’t have tried that post. I’m going to correct it.

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      1. That was the worst part. There was not a damn thing I could do for him… Of course it hit me also. I love dogs…My mom would not let me have an animal in the house…period…so I go out when I’m older and get a Saint Bernard…this is our second one.

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      2. What was your dog’s name? I had a Boston Terrier from 2004 up until a few years ago. I still don’t have the heart to get another dog after Chauncey. I watched a movie the other night that had me going through a whole box of kleenex. It’s called, “A Dog’s Purpose”. One of the most heart-warming movies I’ve ever seen.

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      3. Molly. When we lost our first one 10 years ago my son was 8…I was bonded with that dog…My son told me as an 8 year old..it’s alright dad…she will wake up…Of course I lost it…we waited a year before we got Molly.
        I’m sorry to hear about your loss. It hurts bad because they give so much.

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      1. Of course it was the perforances back then but also the production…songs I can listen to at anytime. The Chi Lites and all of those groups…just wonderful.

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      2. Can You Dig It? The 70’s Soul Experience was the name of the box set- 6 discs.. a great one covering the 60’s is- Beg, Scream and Shout-the big ol box of 60’s soul… now i have to dig them out!!

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      3. This was in my pending folder…ugh… I just looked it up… Can You Dig It? has everything you would want… Just looked up the other on the sixties. With these two compilation sets you would have all the soul you want. Both of these might be on my Christmas list.

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