The Foundations


12-68 Build Me Up Buttercup/New Direction Pye 7N.17638 (UK) Uni 55101 (US
    Pye DV 14813 (Germany)
    Pye 45.PV.15307 (France)

"Build Me Up Buttercup" was written by Tony Macaulay/Mike d'Abo, while Mike also plays organ on that song. It became the most successful Mike d'Abo song sung by another artist.

The song reached the second place in the UK; it reached the third place in the USA; the 12th place in Holland; the third place in Ireland; the 24th place in the Germany; the first place in Canada. In Australia they were called the New Foundations, and there they reached the second position in the Top 4

In Holland the single had the same catalogue number as in the UK.

..-.. Baby Now That I Found You/Build Me Up Buttercup Pye FBS 6 (UK)

This single was released with a picture cover and is part of "Double Hits Flash Backs". At first it was released on gold vinyl and when these were sold out they were pressed on "normal" black vinyl; both copies are in my collection. So far I didn't trace a release date.

..-.. EP Mini Monster  Pye PMM.103 (UK)


side one:  side two:
Build Me Up Buttercup  Baby Now That I've Found You
In The Bad Old Days Back On My Feet Again

A four hits EP with among others the Foundations second big hit "Build Me Up Buttercup", which is written by Mike d'Abo in corporation with Tony Macauley. Also from this EP I have no release date information, so if anybody can help me ........

08-80 LP Rock Music From Britain Of The 60's - The Foundations Vogue MD 9040 (Holland)


side one:  side two:
Baby, Now That I've Found You  Back On My Feet Again
That Same Old Feeling   Mr. Personality Man
Come On Back To Me Let The Heartaches Begin
My Little Chickadee   Jerking The Dog
Take Away The Emptiness Too Waiting On The Shores Of Nowhere
In The Bad Bad Old Days Build Me Up Buttercup


04-83 LP Back To The Beat - The Foundations PRT DOW 7 (UK)


side one:  side two:
Baby Now That I've Found You  In The Bad Bad Old Days
Build Me Up Buttercup Born To Live And Born To Die
Back On My Feet Again  I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving
Any Old Time Stop Her On Sight


00-90 CD The Original Music From The 60's Volume 3 Part 2 - Various Artists Arcade (cat. nr. ?) (Holland)


Bent It Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Chewy Chewy The Ohio Express
If Paradise Is Half As Nice Amen Corner
Spicks And Specks The Bee Gees
Let's Go To San Francisco The Flowerpot Men
Mama Dave Berry
All I Really Wanna Do The Byrds
Tossing And Turning The Ivy League
Summer In The City The Lovin' Spoonful
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Simon Says 1910 Fruitgum Company
Ring Of Fire Eric Burdon & The Animals
Here Comes The Night Them
The Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix
A Salty Dog Procol Harum
Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues


00-91  CD 25 Hits Of The 60's Volume 1 K-Box 032A (Holland)


Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers
Spicks & Specks The Bee Gees
Money The Beatles
Surfin' U.S.A The Beach Boys
Hello Josephine Fats Domino
Take Time To Know Her Percy Sledge
If You Need Me Wilson Picket
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) Jan & Dean
Ferry Cross The Mersey Gerry & The Pacemakers
Too Soon To Know Roy Orbison
Groovy Kind Of Love Groovy Kind Of Love
Under The Boardwalk Under The Boardwalk
Shake Otis Redding
Soul Man Sam & Dave
Yellow River Christie
The Birds And The Bees Jewel Akins
Runaway Del Shannon
Little Things Dave Berry
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
For Your Love The Yardbirds
Wooly Bully Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
Shakin' All Over The Guess Who
Itchycoo Park The Small Faces
Pictures Of Matchstick Men The Status Quo
With A Girl Like You The Troggs


00-91 4 CD Box 100 Hits Of The Sixties K-Box 032 (Holland)

This 4 CD Box has the Foundations song "Build Me Up Buttercup" on CD one

00-91 4 CD Box 100 Rock Classics K-Box 036 (Holland)

This 4 CD Box has the Foundations songs "Build Me Up Buttercup" on CD two

00-91 4 CD Box 60 Golden Hits Of The Sixties K-Box 041 (Holland)

This 4 CD Box has also the Foundations song "Build Me Up Buttercup" on CD three.

00-92 CD Hits Of The 60's - Various Artists Music Club MCCD 028 (UK)
00-92 MC Hits Of The 60's - Various Artists Music Club MCTC 028 (UK)


Needles And Pins The Searchers
There's Always Something There To Remind Me Sandy Shaw
Have I The Right The Honeycombs
Downtown Petula Clark
Catch The Wind Donovan
Tossing And Turning The Ivy League
Hang On Sloopy The McCoys
Michelle The Overlanders
Out Of Time Chris Farlowe
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
Summer In The City The Loving Spoonful
Itchycoo Park Itchycoo Park
Let The Heartaches Begin Long John Baldry
Silence Is Golden The Tremeloes
First Cut Is The Deepest P.P. Arnold
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Pictures Of Matchstick Men The Status Quo
(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice Amen Corner


00-92 CD Hits To Remember Kendo 3870022 (Holland)


With A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
In The Summertime Mungo Jerry
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
A Walk In The Sky The Flowerpot Men
Dancing In The Street Martha Reeves
Homburg Procol Harum
Israelites Desmond Dekker
If I Had A Hammer Trini Lopez
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Judy In Disguise John Fred & His Playboy Band
Hot Love Marc Bolan/T-Rex
Summertime Billy Stewart
Daydream Lovin' Spoonful
Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart Gene Pitney
Coffee Song Osibisa
Hang On In There Baby Johnny Bristol

Above are some of the many available albums/CD's with the song "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations which was written by Tony Macaulay/Mike d'Abo.

00-98 CD There's Something About Mary Capitol 7243 4 95737 2 7 (UK)
11-98 CDS Build Me Up Buttercup Sequel Records NEEX 1001 (UK)


There's Something About Mary Jonathan Richman
How To Survive A Broken Heart Ben Lee
Every Day Should Be A Holiday The Dandy Warhols
Everything Shines The Push Stars
This Is The Day Ivy
Is She Really Going Out With Him Joe Jackson
True Love Is Not Nice Jonathan Richman
History Repeating Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey
If I Could Talk I'd Tell You The Lemonheads
Mary's Prayer Danny Wilson
Margo's Waltz Lloyd Cole
Speed Queen Zuba
Let Her Go Into The Darkness Jonathan Richman
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations

This CD has the music from the motion picture "There's Something About Mary", which was a very popular comedy film, that was in the cinema's at the end of 1998 and the beginning of 1999. The film brought an awful lot of people to the cinema's and therefore it's nice to see, that the CD ends with the Michael d'Abo and Tony Macaulay (as is written in the booklet) song "Build Me Up Buttercup", which was even released as a CD single in the UK for promoting the film.

U.K. Top 50 from January 4, 1969.

1 = this week; 2 = last week; 3 = amount of weeks in the Top 50.

1  2 song artist(s)                                                                                 3
1 1 Lily The Pink Scaffold 7
2 3 Ain't Got No - I Got Life Nina Simone 10
3 5 Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations 5
4 4 One Two Three O'Leary Des O'Connor . 5
5 6 The Urban Spaceman The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 7
6 2 The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Hugo Montenegro 15
7 11 Sabre Dance Love Sculpture 4
8 13 Race With The Devil Gun 5
9 22 Ob-la-di-ob-la-da The Marmalade 3
10 7 This Old Heart Of Mine The Isley Brothers 9
11 10 Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache Bandwagon 10
12 12 I'm A Tiger Lulu 6
13 20 Albatross Fleetwood Mac 3
14 19 Private Number Judy Clay & William Bell 5
15 9 May I Have The Next Dream With You Malcolm Roberts 8
16 15 A Minute Of Your Time Tom Jones 4
17 15 Harper Valley P.T.A Jeannie C. Riley 10
18 8 Eloise Barry Ryan 9
19 17 Love Child Diana Ross & The Supremes 5
20 24 Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield 3
21 14 Eleanore The Turtles 8
22 27 Quick Joey Small Kasenetz Katz Singing Orchestral Circus 5
23 18 Those Were The Days Mary Hopkin 15
24 21 If I Knew Then What I Know Now Val Doonican 9
25 36 S.O.S. - Headline News Edwin Starr 2
26 37 Atlantis Donovan 3
27 32 I'm In A Different World The Four Tops 6
28 29 Don't Forget To Catch Me Cliff Richard 4
29 41 I Shall Be Released The Tremeloes 2
30 25 With A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker 12
31 23 All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix 9
32 -- For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder 1
33 -- Something's Happening Herman's Hermits 1
34 -- Ob-la-di-ob-la-da The Bedrocks 1
35 44 Toy The Casuals 3
36 -- On Mother Kelly's Doorstep Danny La Rue 1
37 39 Help Yourself Tom Jones 23
38 34 Yours Until Tomorrow  Gene Pitney 4
39 43 Rudi's In Love Locomotive 10
40 26 Les Bicyclettes De Belsize Engelbert Humperdinck 13
41 28 You're All I Need To Get By Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 12
42 49 Soul Limbo Booker T. & The M.G.'s 2
43 31 Light My Fire ose Feliciano 14
44 -- Fox On The Run Manfred Mann 1
45 40 I Pretend Des O'Connor 26
46 -- Please Don't Go Donald Peers 1
47 35 Rain And Tears Aphrodite's Child 7
48 38 Eeny Meeny The Showstoppers 6
49 33 Little Arrows Leapy Lee 18
50 45 Hey Jude The Beatles 16

Mike d'Abo is involved in two song from this Top 50. Together with Tony Macaulay he wrote the number three song "Build Me Up Buttercup", and he is the lead vocalist in Manfred Mann, who enter the Top 50 at number 44 with "Fox On The Run".