n. (form of Informal form darling English)
"Darlin'" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys with Carl Wilson on lead vocal. It opens the second side of their 1967 album Wild Honey and was also released as a single, backed with " Here Today" from their 1966 album Pet Sounds. The single peaked at No. 19 in the United States and No. 11 in the United Kingdom. The song is also known by different lyrics and structure as "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby", also written by Wilson and Love, and first recorded by singer Sharon Marie in 1964.
It has twice returned to the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 51 for Paul Davis in 1978, and two years later No. 68 for the Milwaukee-based band Yipes!.
"Darlin'" is a song written in 1970 by English sax player Stewart Oscar Blandamer. There have been many recorded versions of the song, including those by David Rogers as a country song, and in a rock and blues version by Frankie Miller. Further famous versions were recorded by Tom Jones, Barbara Mandrell, Smokie and Johnny Reid.
Darlin' were a French rock band formed in 1992 by Laurent Brancowitz, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Their name was taken from the Beach Boys song of the same name.
Usage examples of "darlin'".
At this time, we have been moved to mercy by our own experience with the darlin' creatures, and the lot of you have benefited.
But come, me darlin', and sit here and let me get you a glass of champagne.