Shy Boy

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Shy Boy

Shy Boy is the Katie’s eighth single release and the fifth from her second album, Piece by Piece.

Interestingly In the UK the single was released as an electronic ‘download-only’ single, whereas in some European countries there was a physical CD release. Hence Why I include it in the strandard releases menu.
The song was also released in Poland, where Melua’s preceding singles “Spider’s Web” and “It’s Only Pain” reached the top five on the airplay chart, and Piece by Piece lead single “Nine Million Bicycles” topped the chart.

After 3 weeks on charting below the Top 20, the single finally peaked at #1 in Polish National Top 50, making “Shy Boy” her second number one single in Poland.

Tracklist:

    1. Shy Boy
    2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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Release Year: 2006 | Cat: Dramatico DRAMCDS0026

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CD Booklet Text:

Track 1 arranged and produced by Mike Batt. Published by Dramatico/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)Ltd. Engineered by Steve Sale. Track 2 arranged and produced by Mike Batt. Published by EMI United Partnership. Engineered by Steve Sale.

Photography by Sharon Neilds. Design by www.weartourist.com

01. Shy Boy

I’m sittin’ in the window of a street cafe
Watchin’ you walking by each day,
It seems that you always wanna look my way
Hey, you can’t deny, boy,
You’re such a shy boy.

So good looking you seem to be
But you’re too tongue-tied to say hi to me,
You could make it happen so easily
Woah, I’ll tell you why boy,
‘Cos I’m looking for a shy boy

Most guys advertise
By making eyes and telling lies
If you only knew,
You could make your dreams come true
All you gotta do is ask me to

If this was a quiz on a TV show
And the prize was a guy who would love me so

Whatever they ask, the answer I know
Hey, my reply boy
Is gimme a shy boy.

Most guys advertise
By making eyes and telling lies
If you only knew
You could make your dreams come true
All you gotta do is ask me to

Some guys act a bit too sure
And maybe you’re thinkin’ that less is more
But Honey, you still gotta knock on my door
Hey, just try boy,
And you could be my boy

I’ll tell you why boy
I’m looking for a shy boy,
Just try boy, you’re such a shy boy

02. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
Rating: ★★★★★
The-Trades.com

Partial review of “Piece By Piece”
…Opening up this set is “Shy Boy”, a coffee-house beatnik rhythm enjoined to a coy vocal performance. This is the hook that pulls the listener in for the rest of the album; Melua comes across as completely approachable, with a solid performance that makes “Shy Boy” just right for a song that introduces both the singer and the album.