#SongLyricsSunday: Counting Every Minute

I rarely participate in this weekly theme series. But, when I saw MaryB’s post about songs featuring lyrics that count time (who was inspired by the original Song Lyrics Sunday post by Jim Adams), I immediately thought about Sonia’s “Counting Every Minute” from her 1990 debut album Everybody Knows.

The song was written by the mega-hit musical trio Stock, Aitken, and Waterman (SAW),. These three wrote a countless number of hits in the 80s by artists like Rick Astley, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Kylie Minogue, and others. I had a SAW-themed battle a month ago with Rick Astley vs O’chi Brown.

Actually, Everybody Knows was the only album that solely produced by SAW. At the end of 1990, the trio and Sonia had a falling out where Sonia left the label and parted ways with the team, leading her to release her follow-up album with another producer and an independent label. And, what a smart move too. As many modern British music historians would point out, SAW-produced songs began to fail on the charts by 1991 or 1992 as people’s taste in music changed.

I like “Counting Every Minute” as it’s so bouncy and so positive. I could use this as a workout song and maybe even bounce like Tigger for the entire span of the song. (I had a dance routine for this when I was in high school.)

The lyrics could be classified the songs as a “bubblegum pop” song as they are bouncy and have that sense of innocent puppy-dog love. Nevertheless, “Counting Every Minute” is cute and fun that will have you dancing.

Counting every single minute
Counting every single minute

My heart is beating double time
My head is spinning out of line
And if I acted like a fool
Ain’t it funny what love can do
I’m getting through the best I can
Trying to keep in control
But I feel like I could fly
‘Cos I’ll soon be by your side

Counting every single minute
Every second, every hour too
Counting every single minute
Precious is the time when I’m with you

I feel as though we’re out of time
When I’m with you the minutes fly
And every word you say to me
Goes round my head eternally
I try to use my common sense
But I’m like a child with a toy
It feels like a dream come true
‘Cos I’ll soon be holding you

Counting every single minute
Magic are the moments shared by two
Counting every single minute
Precious is the time when I’m with you

I’m getting through the best I can
Trying to keep in control
But I feel like a could fly
‘Cos I’ll soon be by your side

Counting every single minute
Magic are the moments shared by two
Counting every single minute
Precious is the time when I’m with you

Couting every single minute
Every second, every hour too
Counting every single minute
Precious is the time when I’m with you

Counting every single minute
Every second, every hour too
Counting every single minute
Precious is the time when I’m with you

Here is my favorite remix of the song:


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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. I didn’t exactly start bouncing like Tigger, but it is a good song.

  2. This song is loaded with energy, thanks for participating.

  3. I can’t remember her. Think she didn’t make it to the German charts. Will check her out soon. 🙋‍♀️🐝

  4. The lyrics are full of energy, which the singer also captures. Good choice for the prompt.

  5. New-to-me, and don’t think I’ve heard of Sonia (or SAW) before, but love the song’s energy. 😊

  6. Hey Amy! Thanks for joining us today. This is a new to me song, but it is full of energy – something I needed to hear.

  7. How did I miss this last week? I loved Sonia when I was a littlin! How great to see her featured – thank you for making my day 🙂

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