Song of the day: Lesley Gore- It’s My Party
This is one of the songs that I know for a long time now, and which I learned to know from a Jukebox hits CD. It was released in 1963 by Lesley Gore, who would be the one to make the song into a hit. It would be a number one hit in the US, and the first for Quincy Jones to produce (he would later do a lot of work for Michael Jackson). The story actually is very sad, since the girl who has her birthday is left by her boyfriend, who is walking with another girl. Though Lesley Gore made it into a hit, the first recording was done earlier in the year 1963 by Helen Shapiro, who used it for her album. It was released in October, when Gore’s version had been in the charts already, so the original version was seen as a cover! Later, the song was recorded by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin, which is a horrible song if you know this version! Enjoy:
Lesley Gore- It’s My Party
Posted on September 27, 2014, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles and tagged 1963, birthday, dave stewart, FlinterFiles, Helen Shapiro, hit, it's my party, jukebox, lesley gore, michael jackson, Music, number one, quincy jones, sixties. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.