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Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

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The music for “Calendar Girl” was written Neil Sedaka with lyrics by Howard Greenfield. Greenfield was one of the Brill Building writers and penned many hits for many artists, including “Everybody’’s Somebody’s Fool,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Cryin’ in the Rain,” “Venus in Blue Jeans,” and the Theme to Where the Boys Are, just to name a few. The story goes that the inspiration for the song “Calendar Girl” came when Greenfield saw a listing in TV Guide of a G-rated, of course, calendar of pin-up girls (e.g., Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable). The single was released at the end of 1960, and by 1961, it went to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 in Japan and Canada. Neil Sedaka continues to tour and perform internationally.

Here are the lyrics to “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka:

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl
I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Each and every day of the year

(January) You start the year off fine
(February) You’re my little valentine
(March) I’m gonna march you down the aisle
(April) You’re the Easter Bunny when you smile
Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
(Every day of the year)

(May) Maybe if I ask your dad and mom
(June) They’ll let me take you to the Junior Prom
(July) Like a firecracker all aglow
(August) When you’re on the beach you steal the show

Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
(Every day of the year)

Wooh
Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
Every day of the year
(September) I light the candles at your sweet sixteen
(October) Romeo and Juliet on Halloween
(November) I’ll give thanks that you belong to me
(December) You’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree

Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
Every day of the year
I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl
I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl

For another song by Neil Sedaka: “Breaking Up is Hard to Do.”

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2 Comments

  1. […] For another song by Neil Sedaka: “Calendar Girl.” […]

  2. bob says:

    Saw Sedaka at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD in 1975. He was opening for The Carpenters. The Carpenters sounded exactly like their records but no personality. I didn’t know about Karen’s anorexia problem then. (Worth a read – Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy Schmidt.) Sedaka on the other hand was Mr. Personality. I have about a half dozen Sedaka 45’s and a few albums from the mid-70’s, He had a slowed down version of “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” which I like as much as the original version.

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