Annette Tucker

Annette Tucker  is an American songwriter, who found success in the 1960s as co-writer of songs for The Electric Prunes (“I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)”, “Get Me to the World on Time”), The Brogues (“I Ain’t No Miracle Worker”), The Knickerbockers (“A Coming Generation”), Nancy and Frank Sinatra (“Feelin’ Kinda Sunday”), and others.  (More from Wikipedia)

The Electric Prunes had two glorious psychedelic rock songs, with the first being I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night); the title is a takeoff on having “too much to drink”.  Their producer Dave Hassinger considered their songwriting to be weak, so much of their material was written by others.  This song was written by two female songwriters, interestingly enough, Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz.  Tucker and Mantz also co-wrote five other songs on their debut album, The Electric Prunes, also known as I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night); one is based on a cigarette commercial, “Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoying It Less)”.  Annette Tucker co-wrote their follow-up hit that had similarly unusual wording in the title, “Get Me to the World on Time” with yet another female songwriter, Jill Jones.  I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) made it to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, while their second hit was at #27; both songs just missed the Top 40 in the UK


(July 2015)


Last edited: March 22, 2021