The smooth sound of “The Drifters” singing their hit R & B song “Up on the Roof” was everywhere in 1962 and 1963 when it was recorded and released. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King it reached number 5 in the U.S. Charts and number 4 in the R & B singles chart in America. The roof in question could have been expertly repaired by a professional company such as https://www.aquagard-roofing.co.uk/roofing-services/flat-roofing-repair-bristol/ specialising in Flat Roofing Bristol. The song was also a top ten hit in 1962 for singer Kenny Lynch so has proved more than once to have very popular music and words that people like to sing along to.
The Drifters had several other hit songs including; “On Broadway”, “Sometimes I Wonder”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “You’re More than a Number in My Little Red Book” and “Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies”.
“Up on the Roof” contains the lyrics “When this old World starts getting me down, and people are just too much for me to face. I climb way up to the top of the stairs, and all my cares just drift right into space.” The catchy chorus that changes slightly each time sums up the easy, laid back mood of the lyrics and states “On the Roof it’s as peaceful as can be, and there the whole World below can’t bother me”. Definitely conveying a sense of calm and peace away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.