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Connie Francis Lipstick on Your Collar

Lipstick on Your Collar by Connie Francis

Rock and Roll

One of the most popular female singers of the 1950s and 1960s for pop and rock and roll was Connie Francis. In 1959, what have now become great golden oldies, “Lipstick on Your Collar” and its flip side “Frankie” were international hits, making this Francis’ most successfully charting single. Both have the singer tell the story from a woman’s point of view.

“Lipstick On Your Collar” tells a female’s tale of woe because of a cheating man.

Here are the lyrics to “Lipstick on Your Collar” by Connie Francis:

“Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When you left me all alone at the record hop
Told me you were goin’ out for a soda pop
You were gone for quite a while, half an hour or more
You came back and man, oh, man this is what I saw

Lipstick on your collar told a tale on you
Lipstick on your collar said you were untrue
Bet your bottom dollar you and I are through
‘Cause lipstick on your collar told a tale on you, yeah

You said it belonged to me, made me stop and think
Then I noticed yours was red, mine was baby pink
Who walked in but Mary Jane, lipstick all a mess
Were you smoochin’ my best friend, guess the answer’s yes

Lipstick on your collar told a tale on you
Lipstick on your collar said you were untrue
Bet your bottom dollar you and I are through
‘Cause lipstick on your collar told a tale on you, boy

Told a tale on you, man, told a tale on you, yeah
Told a tale on you”

Connie Francis recorded this song, which was written by Edna Lewis and George Goehring, in 1959 in New York. The track also features swing jazz guitarist George Barnes, who was part of hundreds of pop, rock and R&B recording sessions (e.g., The Coasters, The Drifters, Jackie Wilson, Patsy Cline). In 1959, “Lipstick on Your Collar” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the R&B Chart.

 

If you are interested in reading about other songs by Connie Francis, please click here for “Where the Boys Are” and “Fallin’.” If you are interested in a CD, please consider this one at amazon.com: The Best of Connie Francis: 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection

Connie Francis is the professional name of Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero. She was born near Newark, New Jersey, and began performing at the age of four as both a singer and an accordion player. She eventually changed her stage name and left the accordion behind.

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3 Comments

  1. Pauline says:

    This is a cute song. Great 1950s music and sixties music here on this site.

  2. Pauline says:

    This is a cute song. Great 1950s music and sixties music here on this site.

  3. […] and Neil Sedaka and released as the B-Side to Francis’  international  hit “Lipstick on Your Collar.” The song begins and ends with the spoken words “Frankie, wherever you are / I love […]

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