The Foundations


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The first multi-ethnic British band!

Build Me Up Buttercup was the second successful single from the multi-ethnic British Band The Foundations.

A year earlier they had a #1 hit with the tune Baby, Now That I’ve Found You, which was their debut single. After changing the lead vocalist they released Build Me Up Buttercup, which went almost as high, peaking at #2.

Both singles being released in the late 60s, The Foundations became the U.K’s answer to what kept coming from across the pond, the sound of Motown and Stax.

Unfortunately, the band didn’t manage to follow up on the success of Build Me Up Buttercup and a few years later they disbanded due to internal conflict. 

Having too many band members leaving, as well as falling out with their producer had taken its toll.

A few attempts to reunite under names like The New Foundations and Colin Young & The New Foundations did happen but with no new material that gained any popularity.


The Foundations | Tunes


Build Me Up Buttercup

C | E7 |
build me up (build me up). Buttercup, baby, just to 
F | G |
let me down (let me down). And mess me around, and then 

Go to Build Me Up Buttercup chords.