21: I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Marcia Hines

NeilTop 30 - Australian Songs

Entered Charts: 25 August 1976
Entry Point: 36
Highest Chart: 5
Weeks In: 22
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As many of you would know, from listening to Radio Ga Ga, I really enjoy the work of Dusty Springfield – arguably my favourite female singer from the 1960’s. What a voice!

But when someone comes along, takes a Dusty classic like this song was and makes it her own, it simply HAS to be included in a top 30 countdown. Marcia Hines had charted a couple of times before releasing I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself but for me, this was the first time that she demanded attention.

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, this song was always going to be a big hit and Dusty Springfield certainly made it that. In my opinion, though, Marcia Hines’ version, twelve years later, took it to a new level.