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The Four Seasons Sherry

The Four Seasons Sherry

Doo Wop

Where would doo wop music be without the beautiful singing and harmonies of The Four Seasons? We need Frankie Valli’s falsetto and Nick Massi’s bass?

The Four Seasons Sherry

Bob Gaudio says that when he wrote “Sherry,” The Four Seasons loved it. They performed it over the telephone for their producer Bob Crewe, who liked everything about it but the name. The first title was “Jackie Baby,” which was in honor of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. In the recording studio, Gaudio changed the name of the song to “Terri Baby” and eventually to “Sherry,” the name of the daughter of Gaudio’s best friend. “Sherry” was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, starting in mid-September 1962 (and was replaced with the approach of Halloween by Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s novelty song “Monster Mash”). It also went to #1 on the R&B Chart. It was their first international charting success, going to #8 in the U.K.

Group members were Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi.

Here are the lyrics to “Sherry” by The Four Seasons:

“Sherry, Sherry baby
Sherry, Sherry baby

Sherry baby
Sherry, can you come out tonight
Sherry baby
Sherry, can you come out tonight

Why don’t you come out to my twist party
Come out where the bright moon shines
Come out we’ll dance the night away
I’m gonna make-a you mi-yi-yi-yine

Sherry baby
Sherry, can you come out tonight
Come, come, come out tonight
Come, come, come out tonight
You-oo-ooh better ask your mama
Tell her everything is all right

Why don’t you come out with your red dress on
Come out mmm, you look so fine
Come out move it nice and easy
Girl, you make me lose my mind

Sherry baby
Sherry, can you come out tonight
Come, come, come out tonight
Come, come, come out tonight”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to more songs by The Four Seasons, please click here for “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” There is also “Rag Doll” on The Daily Doo Wop’s sister site Pass the Paisley.

For More Golden Oldies Music       

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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