Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Connie Francis: Stupid Cupid, Who's Sorry Now

And from the USA? Connie Francis with her millions of hit singles. In fact she was so popular in the 50s and 60s that the title of Singapore's Connie Francis belongs to two ladies. Patricia Pestana is the official title holder and Veronica Young could be the other one. But they do sing like Connie Francis.
The Crescendos 'Mr Twister' sold more copies than Connie Francis' original and was number 10 in Philips International Top Ten.
Concetta Rosa Maria was in the top 30 list of most popular singers in the 50s. Her songs are too many to mention so check her out.
My favourites include, 'Who's Sorry Now', 'Stupid Cupid', 'My Happiness', 'Mama', 'Frankie', 'My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own,' and 'Everybody's Somebody's Fool'.
Many of her songs have also been recorded by other Singapore singers in the 60s. "Where The Boys Are' and 'Frankie' are Veronica Young's stage favourites. 'Stupid Cupid' has been made into a guitar instrumental by The Stylers.
Elvis recorded 'My Happiness' a long time ago.
Other songs?


Anonymous said...

My mother's favorite singer. Best song is Stupid Cupid. Other best is Whos Sorry now.

Anonymous said...

She is everybody's sweetheart, both young and old. I understand the younger generation of girls are listening to her too because of CDs available in the market as they do not appreciate 21st Century music.

Andy Young* said...

As far as I am aware, Connie Francis is extinct amongst the youths in Singapore. Maybe those in their 40's and beyond listen to her but certainly not the younger people.