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Sixteen Reasons by Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens Sixteen Reasons

Pop Music

The song “Sixteen Reasons,” which is a juke box favorite and a golden oldie (although Connie Stevens prefers to think of it as a song of its time for young girls) was written by Bill and Doree Post. It provides a detailed list of reasons for “why I love you.” In 1960, this pop song by the lovely actress Connie Stevens reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also went to #9 in the U.K. where there were covers of the song by other artists, including Sheila Buxton, Shani Wallis, and Marion Ryan. “Sixteen Reasons” is also featured in 2001 film Mulholland Drive.

Here are the lyrics to “Sixteen Reasons” by Connie Stevens:

Sixteen reasons why I love you

1… The way you hold my hand
2… Your laughing eyes
3… The way you understand
4… Your secret sighs

They’re all part of sixteen reasons why I love you

5… The way you comb your hair
6… Your freckled nose
7… The way you say you care
8… Your crazy clothes

That’s just half of sixteen reasons why I love you

9… Snuggling in the car
10… Your wish upon a star
11… Whispering on the phone
12… Your kiss when we’re alone
13… The way you thrill my heart
14… Your voice so neat
15… You say we’ll never part
16… Our love’s complete

Those are all of sixteen reasons why I love you

Sixteen reasons why I love you

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“Sixteen Reasons” was another foray into the music business by a television star, as happened with Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen, Annette Funicello, Johnny Crawford, Edd “Kookie” Byrnes (who recorded and performed the novelty song “Kookie, Kookie — Lend Me Your Comb” with Connie Stevens), and, of course, Ricky Nelson.

If you would like to read about some of the others who crossed over from TV into records, including Johnny Crawford, Shelley Fabares, Ricky Nelson, and Paul Petersen, please click here.

Connie Stevens was born Concetta Rosalie Anna Ingolia in Brooklyn, New York. She is probably best known for her work as Cricket Blake in the popular TV detective series Hawaiian Eye, which aired from 1959 to 1963. Stevens recalls that one time when on the set of Hawaiian Eye, she was told she had a telephone call from Elvis Presley. She didn’t believe it, but it really was from Elvis. He invited her to a party and said that he would come to her house and pick her up personally. He did and they dated a bit. Stevens also appeared in films and numerous TV shows including 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Wendy and Me, The Love Boat, Starting from Scratch, and many more. She has been married and divorced twice, once to actor James Stacy and then to Eddie Fisher, with whom she had two daughters. After having financial difficulties in the 1990s, she became an entrepreneur with a line of beauty products and made a fortune.

If you are interested in purchasing music by Connie Stevens, please consider this: The Complete Warner Bros. Singles

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