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Uploaded on May 27, 2007

Written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay.

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

"I'll be over at ten", you told me time and again
But you're late, I wait around and then (bah dah dah)
I run to the door, I can't take any more
It's not you, you let me down again

(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time, and I'll make you happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

You were my toy but I could be the boy you adore
If you'd just let me know (bah dah dah)
Although you're untrue, I'm attracted to you all the more
Why do I need you so

(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I'll make you happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

I-I-I need you-oo-oo more than anyone, baby
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart
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The Foundations were a British soul band, active from 1967 to 1970. The group, made up of West Indians, White British, and a Sri Lankan, are best known for their two biggest hits, "Baby Now That I've Found You" (a Number One hit in the UK Singles Chart, and subsequently Top 10 in the U.S.) written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod; and "Build Me Up Buttercup" (a chart topper in the Billboard Hot 100) co-written by Macaulay with Mike d'Abo, at the time the lead vocalist with Manfred Mann. The group was the first multi-racial group to have a number 1 hit in the UK in the 1960s.

"Build Me Up Buttercup" is the name of a song written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by The Foundations with Colin Young singing the lead vocals in 1968. It reached number 2 on the UK charts and number 3 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was used in the 1983 film Luggage of the Gods!, and featured again in movies twice in the 1990s and once in 2007. It was covered by rock band The Goops in 1995 for the soundtrack of Mallrats, with the music video featuring View Askewniverse characters Jay and Silent Bob. Three years later, it was included (as its original version) in the 1998 film There's Something about Mary. The actors of the film also made a video for the song, with all the main actors miming to the words in character. It was also covered by The Frantic in 2007 as a bonus track on their album Audio & Murder. This version is popularly thought to have been done by both NOFX and The Donnas.

The Valentines also performed the song on Australian television with Bon Scott on backing vocals.

Other cover versions include: The Four Tops in 1972, David Johansen New York Dolls as a 1982 live recording, The Partyboys in 2003, and McFly and Busted in 2005. In 2006, a rap remake was released by Rhymefest with Ol' Dirty Bastard on the chorus for Rhymefest's critically acclaimed album, Blue Collar.

The Boston College Marching Band performs "Buttercup" at Boston College Eagles football games with the student section, the Superfans, singing along. The students of University of Wisconsin sing this song at every other home football game. The Thames Valley University (Reading campus) rugby team also sing it at every game. Shamrock Rovers F.C. adopted it in the early 70's.

As of 2008, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began playing this song at all home games during the seventh inning stretch, following "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

This song is also in the game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol.

In October 2008, Eddie Money released a cover of the song from his album "Wanna Go Back."

Jason Mraz performed a cover of the song during his concert tour in late 2008, with heavy audience participation.

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