Donny & Marie Osmond - Winning Combination - 1977

 

Donny & Marie Osmond - Winning Combination (1977) (LP) Polydor PD-1-6127

Winning Combination
Best of Me
Baby, I’m Sold On You
I Can’t Do Without You
I Want To Be In Your World

Arranged by
McKinley Jackson
Produced by
Brian Holland for
Kolob Productions
Executive Producer: 
Edward J. Holland
A Holland, Dozier, Holland Production

Sure Would Be Nice
Oh, Sweet Lovin’
You Remind Me

Arranged by
Jimmie Haskell
Produced by
Brian Holland for
Kolob Productions
Executive Producer: 
Edward J. Holland
A Holland, Dozier, Holland Production

Angel Love
(Heaven Is Where You Are)

Arranged by
McKinley Jackson and
Jimmie Haskell
Produced by
Brian Holland for
Kolob Productions
Executive Producer: 
Edward J. Holland
A Holland, Dozier, Holland Production

I Want To Give You
My Everything
(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration

Arranged by
John D’Andrea
Produced by
Mike Curb and Michael Lloyd
For Mike Curb Productions and
Kolob Productions

Director of Recording: 
L.T. Horn for
Supertec Sound Services

Recording Engineers: 
Biff Dawes, Don Blake, Frank Kejmar, Humberto Gatica

Mixing Engineers: 
Brian Holland, L.T. Horn and Humberto Gatica

Disc Mastering: 
Bob MacLeod,
Artisan Sound Recorders

Album Coordinator: 
Richard J. Davis

Production Coordinators: 
McKinley Jackson and Darnell Grays

Recorded at: 
Kolob Recording Studios,
Provo Utah
Wally Heider Studios,
Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Recorders,
Los Angeles, CA
Studio Masters,
Los Angeles, CA

Vocal background arrangements: 
Maxine Willard

Vocal Backgrounds: 
Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman, Patricia Henderson, Adrienne Williams

Art Direction: 
Mike Doud, AGI

Design: 
Philip Chiang

Photography: 
Jim McCrary

Side One

1. Winning Combination
2. Best Of Me
3. Baby, I'm Sold On You
4. Sure Would Be Nice
5. Angel Love (Heaven Is Where You Are)

Side Two

1. Oh, Sweet Lovin'
2. I Want To Give You My Everything
3. (You're My) Soul & Inspiration
4. I Can't Do Without You
5. You Remind Me

1. Winning Combination

We’ve got a winning combination
Ideal situation yeah
We’ve got a winning combination
A real situation yeah

I’ve got you, you’ve got me
We’ve got each other permanently
And we’ll always be together
To weather stormy weather
keep love in our hearts
Never drift, left apart
We’ve got a special love

We’ve got a winning combination
Ideal situation yeah
We’ve got a winning combination
A real situation yeah

When I’m down, when I’m blue
I’m safe and sound
when I think of you
And we will let whatever
Whatever come what may
We’ll stay as close
As we are today
We’ve got a special love

Oh, we’ve got a winning combination
Ideal situation yeah
We’ve got a winning combination
A real situation yeah

Oh, we got it
We got a special love
Oh, we got it

Oh, we got it
We got each other’s love
Oh, we got it

Oh, we got it
We’ve got a special love
Whoa

We’ve got a winning combination
Ideal situation yeah, yeah, yeah
We’ve got a winning combination
A real situation yeah

Oooh,oooh
We’ve got a winning combination
Ideal situation yeah
We’ve got a winning combination
A real situation yeah

2. Best of Me

Ooo, awww baby
Well, well, well

You are to me
You, an inspiration
You’re the energy, uh-huh
that goes beyond keeps me strong
You and I
always will remain true
The goodness we give
 always will explain you 
You’re the fire
That inspires

The best of me
Oh, how you bring it out
The best of me
No, there’s  no doubt
The best of me
It’s what’s it’s all about
With you I’m growing
I’m always knowing
I’ll keep on showing to you

You’re so right for me
Life is better with you in it
You’re my guarantee, oh yeah
Tell me baby
That’s all you give is positive
Take my hand
Together we can’t go wrong
Baby, myself
Because of you remain strong
You’re the fire, that inspires

Ooo The best of me
Oh, how you bring it out
The best of me
No, there’s  no doubt
The best of me
Oh, it’s what’s it’s all about
With you I’m growing
I’m always knowing
I’ll keep on showing to you
The best of me

Oh, oh, oh
The best of me
The best of me
You’re the top of my world
You’re my buttercup girl

With you I’m growing
I’m always knowing
I’ll keep on showing to you
The best of me
Oh, how you bring it out
The best of me
No, no, there’s no doubt

3. Baby, I'm Sold On You

Good vibrations flow between us
I can tell, we’ve got
the right chemistry
Yes when it’s right you know it
There’s no doubt, no mystery

Ooo, baby I’m sold on you
You’re everything to me
You’re everything to me
Ooo, baby I’m sold on you
You’re my life and you’re my reason
You’re my never changing season

Ooo, I look at you,you smile at me
‘cause we both know
where we’ll always be
 Wrapped in life and harmony
A sweet melody flowing free

Ooo, baby I’m sold on you
You’re everything to me
You’re everything to me
Ooo, baby I’m sold on you
You’re my life and you’re my reason
You’re my never changing season

Oooh, baby I’m sold on you

Oh baby
I’m sold on you
Sold on you
Mmmm, sold on you
Oh darlin’, yeah
Sold on you
Sold on you
Oooh, oooh
You’re my life
You’re my life
You’re’ my reason
You’re the reason
You’re my never
Never changing season

Ooo, baby I’m sold on you
You’re everything to me
You’re everything to me
Ooo, baby I’m sold on you
You’re my life and you’re my reason
You’re my never changing season

4. Sure Would Be Nice

I get the feelin’ that
you’re not satisfied girl
Wishin’ you were
free to do the town
Mmm, hmm
I get the feeling the
way you say goodnight boy
You wish I weren’t 
here to tie you down

Sure would be nice if you
would love me like you did
I realize you’ve got
your own life to live
I really love you babe
way down deep inside
I know what I
must do, step aside

Kiss me one more
time before you go
Mmm, heaven knows
I’m gonna miss you so
How did love like
ours just slip away
Well, maybe it will find us
another day, another day

Sure would be nice if you
would love me like you did
I realize you’ve got
your own life to live
I really love you babe
way down deep inside
I know what I
must do, step aside

Sure would be nice if you
would love me like you did
I realize you’ve got
your own life to live
I really love you babe
way down deep inside
I know what I
must do, step aside

5. Angel Love (Heaven Is Where You Are)

Angel love, heaven is where you are
You are my shining star
I wanna be, I wanna be
Wherever you are

You are the care,
the care that made me feel
my reason, you are the where
The where I want to be, my life
You are the smile upon my face
The part of me that can’t be replaced

Ooo,  angel love, heaven is
where you are
You are my shining star
I wanna be where, wherever you are

You helped me,
helped me to find myself, to understand
You showed me,
showed me just who I am
Thank you love. 
Even if right starts to turning wrong
We’ll survive because we’re so strong

Ooo, angel love, heaven is
where you are
You are my shining star
I wanna be, I wanna be,
Wherever you are

(Instrumental)

Mmmmm
My darlin’
Ooo, Angel love, heaven is
where you are
You are my shining star
I wanna be where, wherever you are

Angel love, heaven is where you are
You are my shining star
I wanna be, I wanna be, wherever you are

6. Oh, Sweet Lovin'

Oh, sweet lovin’
Got to be sweet lovin’
There’s a been a somethin’
gotta a hold on me
Ooo, I think I’m in love
Think I’m in love

Ever since I met him
Something’s happened to me
Yeah, I’m falling in love

First time I saw her
I knew right away
Oo, the feelin’s so strong, mmm
Just thinking about
the way he looked at me
He’s what I’ve wanted so long

Oh, I, oh my, I think its love
Oh, sweet lovin’
Got to be sweet lovin’
Oh, sweet lovin’
Got to be sweet lovin’

When I’m with her
It’s like heaven above
Ooo, it’s got to be love 
I  never felt this way
about anyone else
Yeah, it’s got to be love

We share the wonder and
magic of love
The kind of magic we know
Magic we know
And maybe baby, when this love goes
Then maybe baby, who knows

Oh, I, oh, my, I think its love
Oh, sweet lovin’
Got to be sweet lovin’

Side 2

1. I Want To Give You My Everything

I’ve got your number now
Gonna pull you under now
Hook, line and sinker
My sweet baby
No place for you to run
Before you can say Jack Robinson
I snapped my finger
And you’ll be my baby

Don’t try to fight it
There’s nothing you can do
I’m so excited baby
Never, never thought I’d feel this way

I want to give you my everything
My everything
I want to give you my everything

Well wait a minute baby
Hey what’s come over me
I’m not the man I used to be
I’ve got a secret
My, my pretty baby
First time I looked at you
My heart told me what I should do
And I was defeated by my baby

Don’t try to fight it
Nothing I can say
I’m so excited babe
I never, never thought I’d feel this way

I want ( I want)
To give you (to give you)
My everything (Oh everything)
I want (I want)
To give you (to give you )
My everything (Everything)

I want (I want)
To give you (to give you)
My everything
I want (I want)
To give you (to give you)
My everything
I want (I want)
To give you (to give you)
My everything

2. (You're My) Soul and Inspiration

Girl, I can’t let you do this
Let you walk away
Girl, how can I live through this
When you’re all I
wake up for each day, baby

You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
You’re all I’ve got
to get me by
You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
Without you baby
what good am I

I never had much going
But at least I had you
How can you walk out knowing
I ain’t got nothing
left if you do baby

You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
You’re all I’ve got
to get me by
You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
Without you baby
what good am I

What good am I

Baby, I can’t make it without you
And I’m, I’m telling you honey
That you’re my reason for laughing
And for cryin’
For livin’ and for dyin’

Oh baby, I can’t make it without you
Please I’m begging you baby
If you go it will kill me
I swear it
I can’t live without you

You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
You’re all I’ve got
to get me by
You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
Without you baby
what good am I

What good am I

You’re my soul and
my life’s inspiration
You’re all I’ve got
to get me by

3. I Can't Do Without You

Ooo, you smile, woo,
and the sun comes out to play
All you gotta do is wish
and there’s a happy day
The magic in everything you do
Is full of surprises,
And always something new
I like what we’re in to
No wonder I need you

I can’t do without you
I can’t do without your love
No, I can’t do without you
No, no, I can’t do without your love

My friends laugh,
oh, whisper and say
It ain’t good to have your
heart tied up this way
I agree but I don’t care
I just think it’s right
I only know it’s
A magic that I like
Ooo, it’s out of sight
Girl you’re dynamite

I can’t do without you
I can’t do without your love
No, I can’t do without you
No, no, I can’t do without your love

There’s always something new
No wonder I need you
Ooo, you’re dynamite
Girl you’re out of sight

No matter where I go
No matter what I do
Girl I always know
I can’t do without you

I can’t do without you
Can’t do without your love
I can’t do without your love
No, no, no, no, oh no
No, I can’t do without you
Oh baby
No, no, I can’t do without your love
Well, I can’t do it, I can’t do it
I can’t do without you

 

4. You Remind Me

You remind me of a time
When love was warm
and very tender
Saw you walkin’ in the park
It was almost dark
You smiled at me
And instantly you healed my pain
My whole life’s changed
I heard your voice
and had no choice
But to ask you your name

You remind me
Of the feeling I forgot
Now I remember
You remind me
Of a time when love
Was warm and very tender

Something deep
within your eyes
Made me realize
You were the girl
Who’d lead me back
To love again
We’ll start as friends
Until we build a love
deep from our hearts
That will never end
You remind me

Love is giving me new life
My cloudy days are bright
I hold the hand of destiny
She walks with me
My heart’s at peace
My happiness is not a dream
But a reality

You remind me
Of a feeling I’d forgot
Now I remember
Yes, you remind me

5. I Want To Be In Your World

(I want to be in your world)
(I want to be)

I want to be in your world
I just want to make you happy
I want to be in your world

You were right, I admit, I was wrong
Now without love in your life
You’ll find you can’t belong
Well, it took me bein’ by myself
But now I found myself, ooo

I want to be in your world
I just want to make you happy
I want to be in your world
We’re closer now
since we’ve been apart
We’ve found new meaning,
Ooo another start

Ooo, let’s forget who is right
or who’s wrong
All that really matters is that now
We’re where we belong
Well, well, yeah
We found each other again
Don’t let us lose it
But don’t ever let us end, ooo

I want to be in your world
I just want to make you happy
I want to be in your world
We’re closer now
since we’ve been apart
We found new meaning
Ooo, another start

Well, I want to be in your world
I just want to make you happy
I want to be in your world
Well we found each other
once again, once again
Ooo, I want to be in your world
I just want to make you happy